Individuals seeking to recover from a substance abuse problems may not consider the importance or value of a medication therapy management program as part of their recovery plan. Addiction poses significant challenges, and chemical dependency can be among the most difficult. Alcohol and opioids can have devastating withdrawal symptoms. Users attempting to quit on their own inevitably relapse. Once they experience these symptoms, they will feel the uncontrollable desire to use again to alleviate them. Addictions to prescription drugs are just as complicated, dangerous and difficult to treat. Mental health issues further compound these challenges.
A medication managed recovery, however, can help those struggling to recover pass through withdrawal comfortably. They can complete their detox, and with controlled symptoms. Those in recovery will have much less temptation to use and a lower risk of relapse. This treatment modality does not replace therapy or 12 Step programs but rather works alongside them so that you can get the most benefits from them during your recovery stay. If your intake assessment determines that you will benefit from a program that includes medication managed treatment, your therapists and counselors will educate you about prescriptions to be used and continually monitor your progress, with the goal of stopping the medications as soon as you no longer need them.