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.
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.
Addiction is unapologetic when it takes hold of a person’s life, destroying nearly everything in its path. Finances, employment, personal safety, and relationships are all in jeopardy as the addiction threatens to strangle the life of sufferers.
Deciding to seek treatment for your substance abuse problem is one of the most important and yet difficult decisions you will ever make. Trying to fight addiction alone can be scary and challenging, and without proper support and guidance, it can be a long road.