How long will I need to take medication for my opioid addiction?
The length of treatment in our Medication-Assisted Treatment Program varies based on the individual and his or her unique needs. Typically, clients are most successful in a MAT program if they remain in treatment for more than a year.
Before beginning a medication taper, the counselor and physician will create an individualized recovery program and discuss relapse prevention strategies and the importance of a sober support network.
At Meridian HealthCare, we recognize that medication assists in recovery from addiction and that counseling and engagement in other recovery-orientated affiliations increase the chances of remaining clean and sober, with or without the use of medication.
Once I start taking medication for my opioid addiction, will I ever be able to stop?
It is possible to safely and comfortably taper off the medication when done slowly, carefully, and under the supervision of your treating physician.
Is taking medication for my opioid addiction just trading one drug for another?
Individuals in a MAT opioid treatment program are not “swapping addictions,” but rather exchanging a debilitating addiction for an approved treatment that allows them to lead a more productive life.
Active addiction destroys lives and families, leading to chaos and devastating consequences. On a daily basis, we see individuals reconnect with their families, get back to work, resume hobbies and interests, and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.
How often do I need to come into the treatment center?
The frequency of services is based upon a thorough clinical assessment, which will take into account your individual needs and the challenges you’re facing.