There was a time when medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, was a subject of heated debate. Some people thought people on MAT weren’t truly sober, while others believed that the use of opioid drugs would lead to an inevitable relapse.
At the Addiction Recovery Institute of America, our number one priority is keeping our clients safe, both physically and mentally. This safety takes on a whole new meaning for our treatment team when it comes to surviving the pandemic and assisting clients in their recovery.
During a time when loved ones may be lost, unemployment is sky-rocketing, and isolation threatens to push people over the edge of rational thought, the rate of substance abuse and addiction has also increased to unprecedented levels.