Medication-Assisted Treatment

Silver Maple Recovery offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as an evidence-based supplement to treatment, and as an effective method of increasing sobriety rates for our clients.

When assessed to be appropriate for our clients, our certified addiction medicine physicians will prescribe appropriate medication. Nursing staff monitor the medications’ effectiveness on clients and dosages are tapered down as a client progresses through treatment.

About Medication-Assisted Treatment

MAT is a pharmacotherapy for opiate addiction which has been shown to decrease mortality rates, relapse, and incarceration rates in opiate-dependent individuals.

This modality utilizes medically managed FDA-approved medications to support opiate-dependent individuals in the recovery process. Our addiction certified physicians guide clients through decision-making regarding MAT, develop a treatment regimen and closely monitor progress. All MAT programming is facilitated within a structured therapy program, such as residential or outpatient services. Silver Maple Recovery’s full continuum of care allows physicians and clinical team to effectively utilize MAT for a client across multiple levels of care.

Substance abuse, addiction, and trauma have a complex relationship that can complicate treatment interventions. High levels of stress can make it more likely for a person to turn to drugs or alcohol as a means of coping.

What is Trauma?

Trauma is described as the psychological and emotional response to an event or series of events that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning. There are many forms of trauma with varying degrees of severity. Each has the ability to impact functioning, well-being and response to treatment. The most notable and extreme trauma response is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but other forms of trauma can also impact quality of life.

Silver Maple Recovery employs professional clinicians who are trained in a trauma-informed approach to care. Upon admission, clients undergo a comprehensive assessment that screens for history of trauma. Treatment plans are then developed that include individual counseling and group work specific to the impact of trauma on addiction and recovery.

The trained professionals at Silver Maple Recovery can help individuals develop coping techniques through the use of evidence-based and trauma-focused therapy that is highly flexible and beneficial in treating co-occurring addiction and trauma. All trauma work is facilitated in either individual counseling or within gender specific groups.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy based on the cognitive model which asserts that the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself.

Silver Maple Recovery’s team of chemical dependency counselors and therapists use CBT to teach clients skills to modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior.

Benefits of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program

Silver Maple Recovery’s clinical team use individual and group CBT interventions to help clients change their negative thinking and behavior in order to promote improvement in their mood and functioning.

During a course of CBT, Silver Maple Recovery’s clients learn to:

  • Identify problems more clearly
  • Develop an awareness of automatic thoughts
  • Challenge underlying assumptions that may be wrong
  • Distinguish between facts and irrational thoughts
  • Understand how past experience can affect present feelings and beliefs
  • Stop fearing the worst
  • See a situation from a different perspective
  • Better understand other people’s actions and motivations
  • Develop a more positive way of thinking and seeing situations
  • Become more aware of their own mood
  • Establish attainable goals
  • Avoid generalizations and all-or-nothing thinking
  • Stop taking the blame for everything
  • Focus on how things are rather than how they think they should be
  • Face their fears rather than avoid them
  • Describe, accept, and understand rather than judge themselves or others

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Often, addiction occurs alongside other mental health conditions. At Silver Maple Recovery individuals who have both substance addiction and mental health conditions are provided an integrated program that will treat both conditions at the same time.

Silver Maple Recovery’s clinical team is dually certified and experienced in both mental health and addiction treatment. Our staff includes:

  • Psychiatrists certified in addiction medicine
  • Licensed treatment counselors with experience in both addiction treatment and mental health
  • 24-hour nursing staff experienced in addiction and mental health care

Medication management, ongoing assessment, psychoeducation, group, individual, and family counseling are utilized to treat both the client’s addiction as well as any accompanying mental health conditions.

Hope Begins Here

Evidence-based programs help clients develop the skills they need to prevent relapse and maintain lasting recovery. To learn more about Silver Maple Recovery and how our evidence-based programming can help, call a caregiver today at 440-830-3400.