medication assisted treatment FAQs and resources from The Transition House, Inc Counseling Center.jpgAddiction is a complex disease. Choosing recovery is possible.

According to a study published in 2014, an estimated 21 million Americans struggled with substance use disorder. 80% struggled with alcohol use disorder, while 7 million struggled with a drug use disorder. About 8 million Americans are coping with a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental illness, or co-occurring disorders. Together, addiction and drug abuse cost Americans $200 billion a year.

The good news is choosing recovery is possible.

To address this need, we’ve collected helpful resources for substance use disorder, alcohol abuse and addiction treatment. Here you can find answers to common questions like, “What are the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder?” and “How can I treat addiction safely?” You’ll also find facts about substance use disorder as well as tips for how to choose recovery and start the conversation about addiction with your loved one.

Resources for Substance Use Disorder and Addiction

Facts About Substance Use Disorder and Addiction

Choosing recovery starts by understanding the symptoms of substance use disorder and addiction. There is no one cause for addiction, which is a complex and chronic disease. The articles below will help you better understand the signs and symptoms of addiction and what causes it.

Coping with Opioid Dependence and Addiction

Opioid medications, such as prescription painkillers, and street opiates, such as heroin, are highly addictive and addiction to these substances can often lead to death. Learn more about opioid addiction and treatment options for opioid addiction - such as medication assisted treatment - in the following articles.

Understanding Mental Illness

An estimated 8 million Americans struggle with substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental illness, or co-occurring disorders. The articles below will help you understand the signs of mental illness and how mental illness can affect someone who is struggling with substance use disorder.

Addiction Help for Veterans

Our Veterans Programs offer services to men and women veterans and their families. We offer treatment for mental health issues, PTSD, substance use, release from incarceration, disabilities and homelessness. Learn more about how substance abuse and addiction affects veterans in the articles below.


What is medication assisted treatment (MAT)?

In the case of opioids, benzodiazepine drugs, and prescription pain relievers containing opiates, medication assisted treatment is an effective and sometimes necessary method that can help individuals overcome addiction and prevent relapse.

Medication assisted treatment combines cognitive behavioral therapy, residential and/or intensive outpatient care, and the use of medication to treat substance use disorders and prevent overdose. This method is used for the treatment of addiction to opioids, such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates, and alcohol.

 

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Behavioral Therapy and Substance Abuse Treatment

Our caring team of mental health professionals at TTHI Counseling Center include a psychiatrist, a physician, a psychologist, licensed mental health counselors and certified addiction specialists. We are experienced in providing mental health services for individuals, families and children and have been providing substance abuse counseling to our communities for 25 years. If you think counseling would be beneficial for you and/or your loved one, you can contact one of our counseling centers. To view our counseling center locations and to find a counseling center near you, get more information here.

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