We understand that entering treatment for an opiate addiction is overwhelming and incredibly scary. While opiate withdrawal may not be life-threatening, facing withdrawal symptoms, such as agitation, anxiety, depression, nausea, muscle cramping, and opiate cravings can be overwhelming. Not only does medication-assisted therapy help with opiate detoxification, research shows that when done right, medication-assisted therapy helps people stay in recovery longer.
Medication-assisted therapy utilizes medication in combination with behavioral therapy and counseling to provide a “whole-patient” approach to treating substance use disorders. Research indicates that a combination of therapy and medication can successfully treat substance use disorders and help some individuals sustain recovery long-term.