Advantages of Medication Assisted Treatment


It is the use of medication combined with counseling and therapy to treat people suffering from substance abuse.  Medication and therapy have been proven to treat drug addiction.  It works to block the effects of the substance when used.  There are a number of advantages that come with medication assisted treatment.

One of the benefits of medication assisted medication is that it helps in the recovery stage when someone is having withdrawal symptoms when one stops using an addictive substance. Medication assisted treatment may also help a person to avoid relapsing.  It helps to reduce one's urge to abuse the substance.  Medication assisted treatment has helped to reduce the drug related overdose deaths.  The medication through therapy, guidance and counseling assists addicts to work on changing their lifestyle and living a life of good quality.

The medication also aims to help one turn over a new leaf in life by changing one's habits and behaviors.? Medication assisted treatment helps one to focus on betterment of the future and a complete turn over in life and have a positive impact.  It reduces the risk of infectious diseases that may be caused by the method in which the drug the abused.  Medication assisted treatment has played a crucial role in the reduction of crime since most drug addicts have been rehabilitated and doing something positive and meaningful with their lives and stay away from crime. Medication assisted treatment can also help to improve a person's social functioning.  It leads to a more successful recovery from the drug.

Medication Assisted Treatment can help a person to stop thinking about the drug and this allows the person to focus on living a healthy lifestyle.  Aspects of spiritual addiction and mental addiction can also be dealt with through medication assisted treatment. It is also through MAT (Medication assisted treatment) that young people facing addiction problems can be helped and be able to focus their energy in nation building thus improving the economy of the country.

Medication assisted treatment helps women recovering from drug addiction during pregnancy.  It helps to  reduce withdrawal symptoms that may be fatal to the baby.  The medication can be taken at home and does not necessarily need hospitalization.  It can be accessed for both outpatient and inpatient addicts. Medication assisted treatment also helps one to focus on long-term recovery and not just focusing on withdrawal symptoms. It also a good way to help mend relationships that had been broken due to drug related problems.  It is an affordable method of treatment for people struggling with addiction looking to quit using drugs once and for all.

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