Medication-Assisted Treatment

Fortaleza Treatment Centers

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment located in Elyria, OH & Cleveland, OH

Many people with an alcohol or drug addiction struggle to maintain sobriety. Fortaleza Treatment Centers in Elyria and Cleveland, Ohio, specializes in addiction treatment and use medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help those struggling with substance use disorder recover from addiction. To find out more about MAT and how it can help you, call the office nearest you, or schedule a consultation online today.

Medication-Assisted Treatment Q & A

What is medication-assisted treatment?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is one of the tools mental health experts like those at Fortaleza Treatment Centers use to treat an addiction. MAT combines medication with counseling and behavioral therapy to support recovery from substance abuse.

The medications used for MAT reduce withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings, helping decrease the compulsive need to use the drug. The counseling and behavioral therapy part of MAT addresses the underlying psychological and emotional issues related to the addiction. 

This holistic approach to substance abuse offers many benefits, including:

  • Improved compliance with therapy and treatment
  • Decreased drug use
  • Reduction in criminal activity associated with drug use
  • Lowered risk of relapse

Fortaleza Treatment Centers uses MAT to help you recover from your addiction and live a full life. 

Am I a candidate for medication-assisted treatment?

Schedule an initial assessment with one of the counselors at Fortaleza Treatment Centers to see if you’re a candidate for medication-assisted treatment. 

The mental health centers specialize in addiction treatment. During your initial consultation, you meet with one of the qualified mental health specialists (QMHS) to discuss your addiction. Your QMHS may recommend MAT if you have an opioid dependency or alcohol use disorder.

Then, you meet with the board-certified psychiatrist at Fortaleza Treatment Centers, who prescribes the medication you need to manage your addiction. 

What happens during medication-assisted treatment?

Fortaleza Treatment Centers take an individualized approach to care, and the details of your MAT may depend on your substance use disorder and mental health needs. 

The mental health centers use research-based best practices and prescribe FDA-approved medications specific for alcohol use disorder and opioid dependency. Your provider talks to you in detail about your medication and how it works.

These medications may ease cravings and withdrawal symptoms. They may also immediately send you into withdrawal if you use the drug that led to your treatment. 

The mental health specialists also set up your counseling and behavioral therapy, which may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group counseling
  • Family therapy

Fortaleza Treatment Centers also offers case management services to connect you with the resources in your community that support a sober lifestyle.

Fortaleza Treatment Centers can help you rebuild your life. To learn more about medication-assisted treatment and how it can help you, call or schedule an appointment online today.