One of the most difficult drugs to stop using are opioids. As anyone who’s done opioid drugs for any length of time knows, the withdrawal process is absolutely brutal. The acute withdrawal period is almost impossible to endure without an opioid detox center.
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.