Taking prescribed medication to assist in the process of detox and addiction recovery can be a great way to help those who suffer from substance abuse overcome addiction and get started on the path to successful recovery. Medication can potentially help to change the negative effects that occur when someone engages in chronic substance abuse as well as helping to relieve some of the cravings. Sometimes, the medication might mimic the effects of the substance to help clients avoid having to go through the full effects of withdrawal. At the moment, vaccines are in development which could possibly stop people from feeling the addictive high from drugs altogether, rendering their consumption essentially useless.
Unfortunately, though, not all addictive substances have medications that have been approved for use to minimize withdrawal effects. There are multiple medications which have approved by the FDA to assist in the treatment of addiction to opioids and alcohol. Still, there is not yet a medication option for every type of substance addiction, but research continues to ensure that as many people as possible are provided with a chance to enjoy the benefits of Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT). When you arrive at one of our addiction treatment clinics, our experts will assist you in determining whether or not there is a medication that will be able to help you during your recovery.