Sometimes, mental health disorders and addiction go hand in hand. By themselves, these conditions can be debilitating. Together, however, they can be even more problematic. At PACE Mental Health Houston, medication-assisted treatment offers hope.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

The benefits of medication-assisted treatmentOur Houston behavioral health services lay the groundwork for lasting change. However, sometimes it takes more than talk therapy to initiate that transformation. Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, combines pharmacological support with counseling to help individuals struggling with a substance use disorder.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Professionals administer MAT with several goals in mind, including:

  • Improve patients chances of healing
  • Increase treatment retention
  • Prevent illegal opioid use
  • Teach patients how to live productive lives once treatment ends

Medical support also ensures that potential withdrawal symptoms don’t present physical dangers, particularly when individuals are trying to stop using prescription opioids or heroin. Our professionals use various approaches to help keep you safe, including Suboxone treatment. A safer alternative to other drugs in its class, professionals administer Suboxone to help wean individuals off of drug use.

Other Aspects of MAT

Pharmacological support is only one facet of medication-assisted treatment. Other aspects include:

  • Psychotherapy that helps you pinpoint dysfunctional areas in thought and action patterns
  • Group therapy options that allow for collaboration between peers
  • Active dual diagnosis treatment and medication therapy management to treat the mental health disorder along with the substance abuse problem

When you treat the psychiatric disorders that so many other centers overlook, you get real results. For example, relapse prevention strategy training provides a blueprint for success. Another example is the use of group therapy and peer support to strengthen your resolve to quit using. Positive peer pressure creates strong self-esteem and diminishes self-imposed isolation.

Get Help Today

At PACE Mental Health Houston, our compassionate therapists work with people just like you on a daily basis. There’s hope, and there’s healing. All you need to do is make a life-changing phone call. Dial 866.971.8423 and connect with a caring intake counselor to get started.