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Do I Need Medication Management?

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Do I need medication management? This inquiry is a pressing question for many people seeking recovery. Unfortunately, it’s not a question that has a simple yes or no answer because it is as complicated as addiction. However, we do offer medication management services for those who need them.

If you’re looking to learn more about medication management and whether it’s a good fit for you, you’ve come to the right place. We can help you get started on the right recovery path, and we know that a successful recovery starts with information. Ultimately, the decision about whether it’s a good fit for you will come down to you and your doctor. If you’ve got questions about medication management services, call the team from Vertava Health at 888.601.8693 today.

Understanding Medication Management and How It Works

Before answering the question, “Do I need medication management?” we must understand what the program entails. Here are some things you should know. When it comes to your recovery, you might opt to participate in psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, or both. You should make this decision carefully with the help of your support team and health professionals.

Psychotherapy is also known as talk therapy. At its root, this form of treatment is based upon communication with a psychotherapist or behavioral health professional. The goal is to change behaviors by identifying motivations and improving mental health, which can help a person overcome addiction.

Pharmacotherapy is a therapy based on the use of pharmaceutical products or drugs. This approach may seem counterintuitive for a person in recovery. However, research has proven that using a legally prescribed substitute may help a person overcome their drug dependency.

Psychotherapy is almost always a good idea for those in recovery. On the other hand, pharmacotherapy is not always necessary but we may recommend it for someone with a chemical dependency. This need is why many of Vertava Health’s facilities provide medication assistance on top of our other services.

What Kind of Medications Do We Use?

The type of medication prescribed will depend upon the situation. Commonly, one or more of these prescriptions will be used by a person in recovery:

  • Clonidine
  • Antidepressants
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Methadone
  • Suboxone
  • Naltrexone

Each of these medications serves different purposes. Some help reduce the physical effects of withdrawal, like muscle aches, cramps, and sweating. Others help to suppress cravings for opiates.

Certain drug addictions can cause chemical imbalances in a person’s body. These imbalances may slow down a person’s central nervous system and cause the body to become dependent on drugs to release important neurotransmitters. When individuals stop taking the associated drugs, their bodies may go into shock.

Some of the medications we’ve listed help to counteract these effects. Medication management can help someone taper off their drug use until they no longer need the drug. If you want to learn more about the types of medications used for detox, please get in touch.

Tailoring Your Treatment Plan

The circumstances and motivations of your addiction are unique to you. Your treatment plan should be unique as well. This plan may involve medication management in addition to other forms of treatment.

You may have a co-occurring mental health disorder that can complicate recovery. Having a dual diagnosis is not an uncommon experience as mental health and addiction often go hand in hand. That’s why Vertava Health is proud to provide dual diagnosis treatment in addition to our medication management programs.

Get in Touch with Vertava Health

Our facilities can deal with the varied needs of patients recovering from addiction. If you believe a med management program might help your situation, please get in touch with Vertava Health at 888.601.8693. We know that overcoming a substance use disorder is not easy, and we are here to lend you the support you need.