This article provides some important information regarding the path that Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) has taken. Research of its effectiveness, implementation of treatment and current stigmas MAT faces. The problem is that the moralistic stigmatization is still fairly entrenched in how the United States thinks about addiction, so it is important for us to try to be open and caring of the experiences of others especially when it comes to substance use and addiction. While the opioid epidemic becomes an increasing concern feeling medical research and government policies attempt to help in their own ways, it is important to remember that as individuals the most we can do to help is to stay focused on our goals, dreams, wishes and aspirations, using MAT as a foundation to help nurture our progress to a sober and fruitful life.
Just as with any medical intervention, it is important for us to be connected intimately with ourselves and be in tune with our needs. This includes not only our physical symptoms but also the emotional, psychological or spiritual symptoms we may be experiencing. That being the case, what works for one individual may not work with another. That is why BrookStone is committed to help determine the treatment that is right and individually tailored for your needs. We all come from different upbringings, leading different lives and having different experiences but there is one common theme that unites us all, the need for positive change that leads to a happier for fulfilled life.