What is Medically Assisted Treatment & Rehab?
While medically assisted rehab might seem intimidating, it’s a safe, effective treatment option for a variety of substance use disorders.
In fact, medically assisted recovery can make the withdrawal and recovery process easier and less stressful on your body overall.
We recognize that medically assisted treatment can be valuable and even lifesaving, particularly when it comes to substances like alcohol and opioids.
That’s why we’ve developed a medically assisted treatment program that is as comprehensive and supportive as possible.
What is Medically Assisted Treatment?
Medically assisted treatment is a proven method for safe, sustained recovery.
Often, it is used to treat alcohol and/or opioid addiction—substances that are particularly hard on the body.
Because opioids (heroin, fentanyl, etc.) and alcohol are especially tough on the human body, withdrawal tends to be very difficult. Withdrawal symptoms for both alcohol and opioids include:
- Tremors or shakes
That’s where medically assisted treatment comes in. With proper care and supervision, you can avoid the worst of these withdrawal symptoms.
Why is Medically Assisted Treatment Important?
Trying to recover from opioids or alcohol can be dangerous, ineffective, and life-threatening in extreme cases.
Not to mention, trying to curb an addiction without changing your environment makes relapse far more tempting.
Most importantly, medically assisted treatment can help prevent injury and/or health problems during withdrawal and recovery.
But medically assisted rehab also tends to remove individuals where substances are easily within reach and place them in a comfortable, supportive environment.
That makes medically assisted treatment versatile and effective—so, we’ve worked tirelessly to develop a superior medically assisted rehab program.
Our Medically Assisted Treatment Options
At StillDetox, we’ve made comprehensive treatment our mission. For medically assisted treatment, that means including a variety of treatment options that typically aren’t offered anywhere else.
That includes modern facilities, experienced medical professionals, group and individual therapy sessions, traditional and holistic treatment options, and more.
We Can Prescribe FDA-Approved Drugs to Ease the Withdrawal Process
In many cases, opioid withdrawal is an unpleasant process—fortunately, our medical professionals can prescribe drugs that ease the withdrawal process.
Those FDA-approved drugs include:
- Subutex – The active ingredient in Subutex is Buprenorphine—a partial opioid antagonist. This means it binds to opioid receptors and has the same pain-relieving effects as an opiate. The difference is, that Subutex doesn’t provide the addictive, euphoric feeling that opioids provide.
- Sublocade – Essentially, Sublocade is the extended-release version of Subutex. It is injected by a medical professional once per month and is typically used to treat individuals suffering from moderate to severe opiate addiction who have previously used Subutex or Suboxone.
- Suboxone – Subutex and Suboxone function similarly, but Suboxone has one key difference. It contains naloxone—a full opioid antagonist that is used to avoid Buprenorphine misuse. Whereas Subutex can be misused if administered improperly, Suboxone completely blocks the opioid receptors (Note: injecting Suboxone can cause immediate withdrawal).
While Subutex and Sublocade do present the opportunity for misuse and relapse, the advantage of the medically assisted treatment is these drugs are only administered under professional supervision.
Before any of these drugs are administered, StillDetox doctors and nurses will learn every individual’s needs and weigh their options carefully.
This dedication to individualized care allows us to utilize Buprenorphine safely and effectively during the withdrawal process.
At our facility, you’ll never have to do it on your own
Our comprehensive care includes 24/7 safe, supported detox and assistance from medical professionals.
Our Commitment to Care & Aftercare
We’re dedicated to supporting our residents every step of the way, from their first day in our center until the day they’ve fully recovered.
But our commitment to care doesn’t end when you walk out the door.
We aim to provide comprehensive treatment however possible, and we believe that treatment should go above and beyond.
So, we offer a variety of personalized aftercare programs tailored to each individual. We believe that, by supporting you even after you leave our treatment center, the odds of long-term recovery are higher.
And within our treatment center, we offer a range of options to suit your needs and kickstart your recovery process:
- Detoxification – The most important—and often the most difficult—step in the recovery process. Our staff ensures this process is exceptionally comfortable and safe from start to finish
- Inpatient Treatment – From our luxury treatment center in Boca Raton, FL, our residents can focus on resting and recovering without distractions. We work with all of our residents to ensure dedicated treatment on a daily basis
- Dual Diagnosis – We take an integrated approach to dual-diagnosis treatment, so substance use disorders and mental health disorders can be treated effectively and simultaneously
- 12-Step Programs – From substance use to behavioral treatments, our 12-step program is an improvement on this time-tested method
- Non-12 Step Programs – We recognize that 12-step treatment isn’t always the best option. That’s why we offer a variety of alternative recovery programs and holistic treatments as well
Whether you believe medically assisted treatment or one of our other options is the right option for you, our focus is on supporting you and your needs.
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