Treatment for addiction is often conducted in different ways, all the methods used for treatment are administered to ensure patient’s wellness. The treatment has undergone multiple research that has been identified to come up to the conclusion that, when treating addictions the doctors can combine treatment and therapy to ensure for the persons’ addiction to be treated. Medication-assisted treatment is led by a physician, they prescribe certain drugs that ensure the wellness of the patient to ensure that they remain sober after the treatment process.
There are different techniques of treatment that can be administered to aid in patient recovery. Research has shown that combining medication with behavioral therapy is proven to aid in the treatment of addictions. The medicines that are given are able to keep off the physical symptoms, the withdrawal symptoms, and any cravings that may arise. The patient is then offered counseling which is able to deal with cases of emotional and behavioral issues that are caused by the various addictions that they might be suffering from. Both of these treatments are to be administered that is the medication and the therapy since none of these treatments are able to effectively work on their own.
The term addiction is often referred to as the condition where the brain relapses when one abuses drug use and also occurs when there is no more of the addictive drug being ingested. Addiction is known to cause harm to the brain since it will often change the structure of one’s brain and its functioning capabilities, the symptoms are long-lasting and might cause severe changes to the individual including harmful behavior patterns that might pose threat to themselves ad also to others. Therefore, It is important to understand how medication-assisted treatment works.
The abuse of opioid affects the physical changes that cater to important factors of decision making that is carried out in the brain, the individual that is addicted to this opioid then becomes reliant on the drug and is not able to perform normal brain functions, they tend to demand more and more of the drug. There are different things that trigger different individuals either by a place or by fellow abusers the individual might feel triggered to want to consume the opioid. This kind of trigger is caused by the brain’s physical changes that have been caused by the addition of the drug.
The treatment of the addiction using this medication-assisted therapy is known to improve the wellness of the individual, the treatment is able to improve the parent’s survival, the treatment also helps in treating illicit opiate use and engaging in criminal activity, when a woman has developed disorders due to the abuse the treatment is able to improve the birth outcome. The treatment process is carried out by replacing the opioid drugs with other medications that fill the same areas of the brain that trigger these cravings and symptoms and cause addictive behaviors among the addicts. It should be properly given to avoid any adverse side effects to the individual and their mental and physical health