Substance abuse can change the structure and chemical balance in your brain, making recovery even more difficult. At Cayuga Addiction Recovery Centers, counselors use medication-assisted treatment to help improve your neurological health. Contact the center today to learn what combination of medicines and counseling can help you achieve and maintain sobriety.
Medication-assisted treatment is the combination of counseling plus medications that can improve your neurological health. Addiction is a neurological disease that changes the structure and chemistry of your brain. Medicine can help restore balance in your brain, supporting your recovery.
While medicine can care for neurological side effects, counseling is vital to improving emotional health and behaviors that contribute to addiction. The combination of the two treatments can help you achieve long-term abstinence.
Detox, or detoxification, is the process treatment centers use to remove substances from your body. It is typically the first stage of your treatment. Usually, medications help you get through the detox process, through counseling and other types of therapy may also begin during this stage.
Medicines can help you detox slowly. They can also help treat withdrawal symptoms so you feel more comfortable as you detox.
Medication-assisted treatment can help in different stages of recovery. For detox, medical assistance is preferred over trying to detox yourself. Medical assistance is far safer, more comfortable, and more successful.
You may be assessed to see if medication can help you long-term after detox is over. You can benefit from medication-assisted treatment after detox if:
Medication-assisted treatment may be right for you if you experience other mental health disorders, such as depression or anxiety.
These medicines you are prescribed may be used for a short time as you transition into recovery or long-term to help you stay sober. They may also be used long-term to help treat co-occurring disorders, like depression.
Your counselor may suggest medications including:
At Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services, we use medication-assisted treatment to help with many different stages of addiction treatment. Contact us today to learn if medication-assisted treatment is the right choice for you.