How a Medication Assisted Treatment Program Can Help a Loved One with Their Addiction
Every day in the United States, 115 lives are lost to accidental opioid overdoses. Sadly, the rate of substance abuse of opioids and other drugs are on the rise. A 2016 National Study on Drug Use & Health reported that an estimated 28.6 million Americans aged 12 and over used illegal drugs the month prior to the study. The report goes further, stating that an estimated 11.8 million people misused opioids in the past year.
At Chicago Behavioral Hospital, our staff is committed to supporting our community members (and their loved ones) who are struggling with chemical dependency. We’re proud to offer evidence-based services within inpatient and outpatient settings that support a person trying to break through their addiction at any stage of recovery—from detox to maintenance.
Understanding Medication Assisted Treatment: A Comprehensive Solution to Substance Abuse
The opioid class of narcotics is notorious for featuring highly addictive substances, including both prescription and illicit drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet, heroin, and fentanyl.
People struggling with addiction to and abuse of these drugs ultimately aren’t facing an issue of “will power.” They are facing a disease process for which comprehensive treatment is required for long-term recovery.
An essential component to substance abuse treatment for many individuals includes medication assisted services. Research shows that the prescription of anti-craving medications like Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) can help a person manage cravings, reduce and control withdrawal, and ultimately maintain long-term success.
Research also indicates that a medication assisted program is most effective when provided in conjunction with counseling and family education and support—because of course addiction impacts more people than just the person living with the disease. It’s not about substituting one drug for another—it’s about giving a person living with a chronic illness the medication they need to manage symptoms and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
What to Expect From a Medication Assisted Program at Chicago Behavioral Hospital
Anyone interested in attending our Suboxone clinic must attend the IOP, which lasts approximately 4 to 6 weeks. This is to ensure that individuals receive the best-practice approach to comprehensive substance abuse care.
We also provide medically supervised detox and other services to support individuals at every stage of their rehabilitation.
Looking for Medication Assisted Services Near You? Contact Chicago Behavioral Hospital Now
Want a free assessment and a chance to learn how medication assisted services can help you or a loved one overcome a substance abuse problem? Contact Chicago Behavioral Hospital in Des Plaines, IL at (844)756-8600 now.