What Can a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program Do for You?
A medication-assisted treatment program can provide all kinds of benefits for those with mental illnesses, including a more stable and even mood, increased energy to perform daily tasks, and an overall easier time living successfully with a mental illness. For patients suffering from opioid addiction or a substance use disorder (SUD), an FDA-approved medication such as Suboxone® can help patients avoid the painful withdrawal symptoms of a traditional detox, while easing cravings for more opioids.
MAT is frequently used to treat addiction because it can help the patient bypass a traditionally difficult detox process, and focus on counseling and therapy. MAT benefits patients with various other mental issues too, as prescription medication can help ease many debilitating symptoms of mental illnesses, such as depression’s hopelessness and decision-paralysis from anxiety. This allows patients to spend less energy pushing back on their mental health disorder, and instead work on managing it.