Tennessee Behavioral Health

Medication-Assisted Treatment In Nashville Empowering Recovery

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Embracing the keyword 'Medication-Assisted Treatment in Nashville,' we implement a holistic strategy known as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for addiction recovery. This method seamlessly integrates medications with therapeutic interventions and support to assist individuals in overcoming substance use disorders. At Tennessee Behavioral Health, our dedication to delivering the most effective and personalized addiction treatment is reflected in our incorporation of MAT into our comprehensive approach.

Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a crucial approach in the field of addiction treatment, particularly for opioid use disorder (OUD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Here are several key reasons highlighting the importance of MAT in addiction treatment:

Effective Relapse Prevention

MAT has been demonstrated to be highly effective in reducing the risk of relapse, particularly for OUD. Medications used in MAT can block or reduce the euphoric effects of drugs, which helps individuals abstain from substance use.

Reducing Cravings and Withdrawal Symptoms

MAT helps individuals manage and alleviate cravings and withdrawal symptoms, which can be significant barriers to recovery. By providing relief from these symptoms, MAT supports individuals in their early recovery phases.

Lowering Mortality Rates

In the case of OUD, MAT is associated with a significant reduction in mortality rates. Medications like methadone and buprenorphine can stabilize opioid use and reduce the risk of fatal overdose.

Enhancing Physical Health

MAT reduces the risk of health complications associated with substance use, such as exposure to infectious diseases (e.g., HIV and hepatitis C) through needle sharing. By improving physical health, it contributes to overall well-being.

Improving Mental Health

MAT can lead to improved mental health outcomes, as it reduces the psychological distress associated with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. This can be particularly important for individuals with co-occurring mental health conditions.

Supporting Comprehensive Treatment

MAT is often integrated with psychosocial interventions, including counseling and therapy. This combination addresses the physical, psychological, and social aspects of addiction, providing a well-rounded approach to treatment.

Our Approach to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT is a powerful tool in the journey to recovery, and our program is rooted in compassion, evidence-based practices, and individualized care. We understand that addiction is a complex and multifaceted condition, and MAT is just one component of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Experienced MAT Team

Our MAT program is led by experienced medical professionals specializing in addiction medicine. They are dedicated to your safety and well-being and have the expertise to determine the most appropriate medication for your specific needs.

Personalized Treatment Plans

MAT is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Your MAT plan is customized to your unique circumstances, substance use history, and goals. Our team conducts a thorough assessment to ensure that the medication chosen is the best fit for you.

Medication Options

MAT may involve the use of medications that help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to focus on your recovery. Some common medications used in MAT include:

Methadone

Used for the treatment of opioid use disorder, methadone can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex)

Buprenorphine is also used for opioid use disorder and can be taken as a daily medication.

Naltrexone

This medication is used to prevent relapse by blocking the effects of opioids or alcohol.

Combined with Therapy and Support

MAT is most effective when combined with counseling, therapy, and support groups. Our team will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes therapy to address the underlying causes of your addiction and provide you with the coping skills needed for lasting recovery.

Ongoing Monitoring and Adjustments

MAT is a dynamic process. Our team will monitor your progress, adjust your medication as needed, and provide ongoing support to ensure that you are making progress in your recovery journey.

Your Journey to Recovery Begins Here

MAT is a powerful tool that can help you overcome addiction and regain control of your life. If you’re struggling with substance use, there is hope for a healthier, drug-free future, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss whether Medication-Assisted Treatment is right for you. At Tennessee Behavioral Health, we’re more than just a treatment center; we’re a community dedicated to helping individuals achieve lasting recovery and wellness. Together, we can help you take the first step toward a healthier and drug-free life.