Viewpoint Dual Recovery is revolutionizing the concept of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Helping people acquire the motivation and resources to change their lives for the better is our life’s work at Viewpoint. We know that the pharmacological treatment of treatment-resistant opioid and alcohol use disorder is most effective when clients have access to expert therapists and specialty programming options.

MAT allows clients to focus on their mental health and addiction recovery without being impaired by cravings or barriers to baseline functionality. We are committed to helping clients with medication management to help them be fully functional and alert. Overcoming emotional, cognitive, and behavioral concerns takes time, but we go above and beyond to make sure people get the care they need. Our therapists take a client-specific approach when treating each person. If you are interested in learning more about how MAT can help you overcome barriers that are impeding self-actualization, contact Viewpoint Dual Recovery today by calling 855.746.3633.

Medication Must Increase Functionality

a woman considers going to a mat treatment programClients who are struggling with co-occurring disorders may exhibit behaviors or feelings that interfere with the course of their treatment. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) at Viewpoint involves the use of medications in combination with individual and group therapy to provide a “whole-person” approach to the treatment of mental health conditions and substance use disorders. While some mental healthcare facilities do not accept clients who are receiving medication-assisted treatment, our team at Viewpoint refuses to force people to choose which condition they want to treat.

Solutions, Not Sedation

By quickly and accurately identifying clients’ co-occurring disorders, our therapy team can provide treatment to drastically improve clients’ quality of life. While these changes cannot happen overnight, we are committed to helping clients and families meet their mental health goals in the following programs:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Anger management therapy
  • Experiential and adventure therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Art and music therapy

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

At Viewpoint we are able to prescribe medications to clients struggling with treatment-resistant chemical dependency. We recommend medication-assisted treatment to people who have experienced frequent relapses but are desperate to live a functional life. Medication-assisted treatment is not a cure for addiction, but it can offer people the chance to live a more normal life. Depending on the client, we have the option to prescribe Suboxone.

What Is Suboxone®?

Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine (a mild opioid used to stave off cravings) and naloxone, an opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of the buprenorphine if injected. Suboxone® should only be prescribed to people in active recovery since it has the potential for abuse when smoked or snorted. This sublingual formula is distributed once per day on a dissolvable strip. Suboxone® is habit-forming and may interact with certain medications. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery, it is our goal to ensure clients are tapering off Suboxone and any other mood-altering medications by the time they complete treatment.

Vivitrol® Injections

Monthly Vivitrol® extended-release injections are used to prevent cravings in people with alcoholism and opioid use disorder. Clients should not drink or use drugs for approximately 7–14 days before a Vivitrol® injection. When combined with therapy and structured sober living, Vivitrol® can help people abstain from drugs to begin a lasting recovery.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and MAT

At Viewpoint, our MAT clients receive comprehensive mental health counseling. During cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), you will begin to recognize and alter negative thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors. At Viewpoint, we believe that changing our actions begins with changing the way we think, solve problems, and relate to others. Providing a compassionate and structured therapeutic environment and appropriate medication adjustments makes a world of difference for our clients.

It is essential to complete your MAT program under the supervision of an addiction and mental health treatment specialist. Most drugs have the potential for misuse; therefore, having an experienced treatment team can help hold clients accountable, learn from their mistakes, and teach new skills. With guidance and care, however, a medication-assisted treatment program can help you overcome mental health concerns including problematic chemical dependency.

Dual Diagnosis Care Rebuilds Lives

Dual diagnosis treatment, or the treatment of a mental health disorder and co-occurring addiction, is our passion at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center. It is critical to seek treatment for both of these afflictions. Many people begin using drugs to self-medicate symptoms of mental illness. If they stop using drugs without getting treatment for the psychiatric problem, those symptoms come back full force. Alternatively, some people start using drugs or alcohol and then develop mental health problems later on. Choosing not to get treatment for your addiction can lead to more mental health problems. At our dual diagnosis treatment center, we offer:

Clients starting MAT should notify their clinicians of all other medications they are taking. Our treatment team will work to establish the lowest effective dosage of medication. We consistently review dosages of controlled substances to ensure the safety and satisfaction of each client.Are you ready to overcome your addiction and mental health problems? We want to help. To learn more about our MAT program or to enroll in one of our many dual diagnosis treatments, contact Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center today. Contact Viewpoint Dual Recovery today at 855.746.3633 to find out more about our dual diagnosis medication-assisted treatment in Prescott, AZ. The life you want is within your reach.