6 Types Of Medically Assisted Treatment For Drug Or Alcohol Addiction

medically assisted treatment

Medically assisted treatment (MAT) is an essential part of recovery. It’s usually recommended at the beginning of treatment. It’s also known as drug detox or alcohol detox. Medication-assisted treatment treats all types of addictions, from an opioid addiction to alcohol dependence. In 2014, 22.5 million Americans aged 12 and older needed this type of treatment […]

Part Four: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]

Part Three: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]

Part Two: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]

Part One: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]

Surgeon General Addresses MAT for Opioid Addiction

Toward the end of 2016, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy did something no Surgeon General had done before. He released a comprehensive report on the United States drug epidemic and steps to combat it. Entitled Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, this report focused largely on rising rates […]