Medically Assisted Treatment programs combine the use of appnoved medications with coun'seling services for the treitment of opioid dependence. The medication works to reduce the symptoms of opioid dependence, while counseling assists patients in developing appropniate coping techniques.
Most people cannot just walk away from opioid addiction. They need help to change their thinking, behavior, and environment. Unfortunately, “quitting cold turkey” has a poor success rate – fewer than 25 percent of patients are able to remain abstinent for a full year. This is where medication-assisted treatment options like Medically Assisted Treatment benefit patients in assists in staying sober while reducing the side effects of withdrawal and curbing cravings which can lead to relapse.