Medication-Assisted Treatment

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Substance abuse and addiction can be painful for both the person struggling as well as their loved ones. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of a medication in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to help an individual stop substance abuse. This method works because of its ability to block the activation of opiate receptors, thus eliminating any rewarding effects associated with a substance. 

Addiction can be an incredibly difficult battle to face alone, but the team at North Jersey Health & Wellness believes there is hope for recovery. Our team offers a network of support and MAT as a means of getting back on track to break habits of addiction.

Medication-Assisted Treatment at North Jersey Health & Wellness

Substance abuse and addiction tear at the fabric of lives, leaving a path of destruction for both the individual struggling and their loved ones. Witnessing the grip of addiction on someone you care about can feel helpless and isolating. But there is hope. At North Jersey Health & Wellness, we understand the complexities of addiction and offer a comprehensive approach to recovery, including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

MAT goes beyond simply stopping drug use. It’s a powerful, evidence-based approach that combines medication with counseling and behavioral therapies to create a personalized treatment plan. The medication component works by:

  • Blocking Reward Pathways: Certain medications, like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, bind to opioid receptors in the brain, essentially blocking the euphoric effects associated with drug use. This reduces cravings and helps individuals focus on recovery without the constant struggle against intense withdrawal symptoms.
  • Normalizing Brain Chemistry: Over time, addiction disrupts the brain’s natural reward system. MAT medications help restore a sense of normalcy, allowing individuals to experience pleasure and motivation from healthy activities again.

Why is MAT Effective?

Unlike traditional “cold turkey” methods, MAT provides a crucial support system during recovery. By managing cravings and withdrawal symptoms, MAT allows individuals to:

  • Focus on Therapy: With a clearer mind, individuals can actively engage in counseling sessions, learn valuable coping mechanisms, and address the underlying issues that may have contributed to their addiction.
  • Rebuild Their Lives: Reduced cravings and a more stable mental state empower individuals to begin rebuilding their lives, focusing on relationships, work, and overall well-being.
  • Maintain Long-Term Recovery: Studies have shown that MAT can significantly improve long-term recovery rates, helping individuals stay abstinent and lead fulfilling lives.

North Jersey Health & Wellness: Your Partner in Recovery

We believe that no one should fight addiction alone. Our team of compassionate professionals provides a supportive and judgment-free environment. We work collaboratively with you to develop a personalized MAT program, tailored to your unique needs and goals.

In addition to MAT, we offer a comprehensive range of services to support your recovery journey, including:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Life skills development

Don’t let addiction control your life any longer. There is hope for healing and a brighter future. Contact North Jersey Health & Wellness today to take the first step towards lasting recovery.

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