Medication Assisted Treatment

Pain Management, Medical Marijuana & (Telehealth Visits Only) located in Middle River, MD

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Medication Assisted Treatment services offered in Middle River, MD

If you’re ready to stop using drugs or alcohol, you can benefit from the medication-assisted treatment services available through telehealth at Assured Care Group, LLC. Laura Joseph, CRNP, helps you achieve recovery from drug and alcohol abuse with a combination of medications and behavioral therapy. Laura customizes a treatment plan that helps you avoid cravings and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, so you can complete a long-lasting recovery. Call the office in Middle River, Maryland, to schedule an appointment or book a medication-assisted treatment consultation online today.

Medication Assisted Treatment Q&A

What is medication-assisted treatment?

Medication-assisted treatment combines prescription medications with behavioral therapy to help you recover from substance abuse.

The medication-assisted treatment services available at Assured Care Group, LLC can help you recover from an addiction to:

  • Alcohol
  • Opioids
  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl

Laura customizes a medication-assisted treatment plan to help you stop misusing or abusing alcohol or drugs without cravings or withdrawal symptoms. She monitors your outpatient treatment through follow-ups via the online telehealth platform.

How does medication-assisted treatment work?

Medication-assisted treatment uses prescription medications to reduce cravings for the substances you use. They can also minimize the withdrawal symptoms you experience when you try to quit drugs or alcohol on your own.

Laura uses effective medications like Vivitrol®, Suboxone®, and Sublocade®, which bind to receptors in your brain to prevent withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

For alcohol abuse, Laura can customize a treatment plan for recovery using oral medications like Campral® to reduce your desire to drink, Antabuse to trigger an unpleasant reaction to alcohol if you drink, and Naltrexone, a medication that suppresses the euphoric effects alcohol can provide.

Therapy helps you recognize the triggers that contribute to your substance abuse issues and how to better cope with the effects your addiction has on your life. Through therapy, you can learn how to manage your triggers and stress more effectively to lower your risk for relapse.

What are the benefits of medication-assisted treatment?

Medication-assisted treatment offers many benefits for people who want to overcome an addiction to alcohol or drugs for good. This approach is highly effective and can significantly reduce the need for you to go through a detox program.

Because the medication-assisted treatment services Laura uses are on an outpatient basis, you can achieve recovery without missing work or disrupting your usual schedule.

Without cravings and withdrawal symptoms, you’re more likely to achieve recovery successfully. Behavioral therapy also gives you the tools you need to maintain your recovery in the long-term.

To schedule a consultation to discuss your options for medication-assisted treatment, call Assured Care Group, LLC or book an appointment online today.