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Two people in medication-assisted treatmentAddiction is an incredibly difficult challenge that people face, and for many, the most challenging part is taking the first step towards recovery. For some, the fear of withdrawal symptoms can delay or prevent their decision to get help. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, it’s essential to know that there are many ways to help ease withdrawal symptoms. One such method is through a medication-assisted treatment program, like the one provided at Sobrius. For more about addiction treatment programs, call us today at 888.596.6514.

Some Addictions Come With Nasty Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms from drug and alcohol addiction can be incredibly unpleasant and, in some cases, even life-threatening. These symptoms can range from physical symptoms like chills, vomiting, and muscle pain to emotional symptoms like depression, anxiety, and irritability.

Unlike the symptoms one might face when quitting an unhealthy behavior like smoking, withdrawal symptoms from addiction can be much more severe and require professional care.

When Fear of Withdrawal Symptoms Delay the Decision to Get Treatment

For many people, fear of withdrawal symptoms can delay the decision to get help for addiction. This can be especially the case for individuals with opioid addiction, who may experience intense withdrawal symptoms if they try to quit cold turkey.

Thankfully, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can help individuals ease these symptoms. Consequently, MAT can make it easier to transition into sobriety.

What Is a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program?

Sobrius provides a comprehensive medication-assisted treatment program for individuals seeking recovery. The program primarily incorporates two medications: Vivitrol and Suboxone.

Vivitrol is administered as a monthly injection of naltrexone, a medication that effectively blocks the effects of opioids and alcohol in the brain. By doing so, it significantly reduces cravings and acts as a safeguard against relapse.

On the other hand, Suboxone is a daily medication that combines buprenorphine and naloxone. This powerful combination works synergistically to alleviate cravings and withdrawal symptoms commonly experienced by individuals with opioid addiction. With the support of these medications, individuals can embark on their recovery journey with increased comfort and confidence.

Benefits of MAT Program

There are several benefits of participating in a medication-assisted treatment program, including:

Reduced Cravings

Medications like Vivitrol and Suboxone can help alleviate the intense cravings for opioids and alcohol that often occur during the early stages of recovery.

Eased Withdrawal Symptoms

Medication-assisted detox can help lessen the intensity of withdrawal symptoms, making the detox process less stressful.

Reduced Risk of Overdose

Medication-assisted treatment programs can help reduce the risk of overdose, as individuals are being closely monitored and supported throughout the recovery process.

Improved Emotional and Mental Health

Addiction can take a significant toll on an individual’s emotional and mental well-being. Medication-assisted treatment can help individuals address underlying mental health issues and improve their overall well-being.

Increased Chance of Long-Term Recovery

Addiction is a chronic disease, and recovery is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Medication-assisted treatment, when paired with therapeutic support, can help increase an individual’s chances of avoiding relapse and maintaining long-term recovery.

Get Help Today From Sobrius

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, the team at Sobrius is here to help. We offer a range of treatment programs, including medication-assisted treatment, to help individuals on their path to recovery.

By helping ease withdrawal symptoms, addressing underlying mental health concerns, and reducing the risk of relapse, MAT programs can make the transition into recovery more manageable. Are you or someone you love struggling with addiction? If so, don’t let fear of withdrawal symptoms delay your decision to get help. Call us today at 888.596.6514 or use our online contact form to learn more about our treatment programs and how we can help you or your loved one start the journey toward sobriety.