At WAVE, our rehab program offers patients the chance to comfortably transition from the detox stage of treatment to the therapy stage in a safe, supportive environment. What's more, a staff of caring, experienced treatment professionals will be tending to their needs. The controlled FDA-approved medications we offer following the detox stage can help sustain recovery and prevent relapse. For example, alcohol detox medication treats any lingering symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol.
The most widespread misconception about the application of medically assisted treatment for addiction is that "all it does is trade one drug for another." However, MAT rehab programs utilize FDA-approved medications that have a singular purpose: to alleviate any lingering withdrawal symptoms, minimize cravings, and restore chemical imbalances in the body.
Years of research and testing show that the vast majority of MAT medications are not habit-forming. In other words, they carry minimal risks of addiction development. In fact, at the lowest effective dose, the drugs that MAT program patients rely on for continued recovery from addiction have no documented adverse effects on mental performance or physical functionality. So, the notion that medically assisted substance use disorder treatment merely trades one addiction for a new one is entirely false.