In addition to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), Comprehensive Treatment Centers also provide patients with the opportunity to take part in therapeutic interventions that assist them in their treatment for opioid addiction.
In order for patients to successfully achieve lasting recovery, they must receive treatment for both the physical and emotional components of addiction. The medication-assisted treatment (MAT) available through Comprehensive Treatment Centers provides patients with relief from the painful symptoms of withdrawal.
These medications are specifically designed to safely eliminate withdrawal symptoms in a comfortable manner while providing the mental clarity necessary to focus on the remainder of recovery. Therapeutic interventions give patients the opportunity to address and treat the root causes of addictive behaviors. Once patients understand what led them to develop opioid use disorder in the first place, it’s much easier to prepare for a future free of addiction.
Individuals who misuse opioids, such as prescription pain medications or heroin, typically do so as a way to escape reality. When a person only receives treatment for the physical aspect of addiction, they are more likely to relapse. Because of this, Comprehensive Treatment Centers believe that a whole-person approach to treatment gives patients the greatest chance for lasting recovery.
We work with patients to develop customized treatment plans that encompass their unique needs and goals, but there are common elements of care at our facilities, including group and individual therapies.
Our compassionate team of counselors is specially trained in the field of addiction and understands the complexities linked to recovery. We base our therapeutic interventions around two different forms of psychotherapy that are proven to provide the most benefit for those who are struggling with opioid use disorder.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between thoughts and actions. This problem-focused, solution-oriented form of therapy helps individuals identify negative attitudes or beliefs, with the goal of promoting positive behavior patterns.
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): DBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on improving participants’ capabilities in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This type of therapy promotes acceptance and an understanding of the need for and value of making significant life changes.
MAT + Counseling Benefits
It’s important to address the biological, psychological, and emotional components in order for a person to achieve successful long-term recovery from opioid use disorder. That’s why the combined approach of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and counseling pays great dividends and can lead to long-lasting health and well-being.
We use medication to ease the mental and physical pain caused by an addiction to opioids, as well as the discomfort of withdrawal. Counseling, meanwhile, offers a way to address the psychological challenges that either contributed to or resulted from opioid use disorder. Together, they can help patients mend fractured relationships, improve self-esteem, and develop healthier behavior patterns.
By combining medications designed to alleviate intense cravings with the skills, strategies, and insights developed during counseling, patients are much more likely to resist relapse and make substantial strides on the path toward lifelong recovery.