happy woman after medication assisted treatmentDeerhaven Gardens provides comprehensive treatment in a luxurious, peaceful setting. Through the Sinclair Method, clients learn how to take back control over alcohol addiction. Every individual in our care receives a personalized treatment plan, which ensures that they receive the treatment they need to reach their goals.

One approach to recovery that we incorporate into our treatment plans is medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This evidence-based program can assist clients in achieving lasting, meaningful recovery.

Taking the first step today can lead to a better tomorrow. Contact Deerhaven at 828.655.7525 to learn more.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Medication-assisted treatment is an approach to treatment that involves prescribing medications that can ease withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings. MAT programs are most commonly used for those struggling with alcohol or opioid addiction. These medications do not take the place of counseling and therapy–instead, they can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Some of the therapies that might be used in concert with medication-assisted treatment include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Psychoeducational therapy
  • Biosound therapy

These therapies are designed to help our clients heal in body, mind, and spirit.

Medication-assisted treatment can help you focus on developing healthy coping skills without experiencing painful or uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

Medication-assisted treatment is safe and effective. For those who want to make a lasting change in their alcohol use, a MAT program can help.

Learn more by contacting an addiction treatment specialist at 828.655.7525 today.

Our Approach to Medication-Assisted Treatment

The primary medication we prescribe at Deerhaven is naltrexone, which has been approved by the FDA to treat both alcohol and opioid addiction. This opioid antagonist is prescribed as oral tablets and is taken once per day to treat alcohol use disorder. Naltrexone is non-addictive. There is no danger of substituting one drug for another, and there are no withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping naltrexone.

How does naltrexone work? It simply blocks the effects of alcohol by binding to endorphin receptors. When you drink alcohol, you won’t feel any euphoric effects, which can reduce cravings. If alcohol no longer produces pleasant feelings, there’s less of a motivation to drink. This treatment will last for as long as you are in treatment at Deerhaven.

One of the reasons we incorporate naltrexone into our treatment programs is because women respond better to this medication than men (x). While not everyone is an ideal candidate for naltrexone, those who are not struggling with opioid addiction should not experience negative side effects. Our treatment team will determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment involving naltrexone.

Effective Treatment in a Luxury Setting at Deerhaven Gardens

Our women’s treatment center provides comprehensive care for those who are ready to take back their lives from alcohol abuse. In our center, you’ll find a number of resort-style amenities. Here, you can focus on recovery away from the stresses and distractions of everyday life. In our private, peaceful center, you’ll rebuild your life and find the support you need to make a change. Each day, you’ll have the opportunity to exercise, enjoy delicious chef-prepared meals, and work through the underlying causes of addiction in targeted therapy sessions.

Some of the luxurious amenities you’ll find at Deerhaven include:

  • Infinity-edge pool with fiber optic lights
  • Inground jacuzzi
  • Infrared sauna with walk-in steam room
  • Private massage room
  • Three unique waterfalls
  • Clay tennis court with access to a tennis pro
  • Private chef services
  • Private nature trails that sprawl across 4-acres of award-winning landscape

Discover a new way to live. At Deerhaven, we’ll help you take back your life. Contact our team at 828.655.7525 today to learn more.