In this video, I’m going to provide you with in-depth education on Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opiate addiction. And not only that, but I’m going to talk about a lot of things you’ve probably never even heard of…
Including all of “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” aspects of MAT for opiate addiction recovery.
This is a subject that I know quite well.
First, I was an opiate addict, and I used Medication-Assisted Treatment for my personal opiate addiction. Then I got clean and went on to become a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, where I spent two years at a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program that provided patients with Opiate Replacement Medications and antagonist medications, in addition to counseling.
We had the following medications to choose from if a patient qualified for them:
Since working there, I’ve now run this blog for close to four years, and I have written a ton of articles on these medications and more.
Here is an overview of the topics I discuss in this video on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opiate Addiction:
- Opioid Dependence
- Opiate Replacement Medications
- Opiate Antagonist Medications
- Oral Naltrexone
- Vivitrol Shot
- Naltrexone Implant
- Medication-Assisted Treatment
- The Good (Research Supports it, Saving Lives, etc.)
- The Bad (Exacerbating Biochemical Imbalances, etc.)
- The Ugly (Opioid-Induced Endocrinopathy, Difficulty Detoxing, etc.)
Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opiate Addiction
If you’re thinking about using MAT for opiate addiction, this is a video you won’t want to miss. Alternatively, if you’re already in a MAT program, this video will provide you with invaluable tips about how to succeed in treatment.
Watch the video below:
(Click here to watch the video on YouTube)
Medication-Assisted Treatment has many pros and cons to it, and while lots of people love it, likely more people hate it. It really just comes down to educating yourself, then making a decision based on your unique situation, preferences, and needs.
To help you, even more, I encourage you to check out The Ultimate Opiate Recovery System, which has all the information you could ever dream of on to get off opiates or Opiate Replacement Medications without withdrawal symptoms.
Furthermore, if you could use some personal help, I also offer one-on-one Opiate Recovery Coaching.
If you have any comments or questions about Medication-Assisted Treatment for opiate addiction, please post them in the comment box below. Take care!
Hi, I am going to see my doctor this week to get my prescriptions refilled. I have talked to my doctor about weaning off my medication. I am scared that she has no idea what she is doing when it comes to addiction. I don’t want to become addicted to something else. I do need to still manage my pain and stay motivated to my responsibilities at home. It may seem like I am stuck on step 1 , but I am not. I just need to know someone has my back. I have a big trust problem with professionals. I will talk to my doctor about my fears. I can use some feedback on moving forward. I will keep educating myself with your program until I get a plan of action. I am thinking of prescription therapy but what will work for me? Something that won’t get me addicted to something else. Fear Fear Fear!!!
Medication-Assisted Treatment can help with cravings and pain as well, so it may be a good option for you, but there are also many non-opioid painkillers that people have switched to and found even better relief from. I’m going to post a link to my latest article on non-opioid painkillers that I want you to check out: