There are lots of reasons why people neglect to take their medications properly. One reason for “Non-Compliance” is usually because they don’t fully understand how the medications work and what the health consequences are when you don’t follow the regimen correctly or discontinue it altogether. We feel it is extremely important to not only educate the patients in our program but the family members as well. We believe this is a crucial aspect when developing an aftercare plan.
Why Medication is an Important Part of Addiction Treatment for Many
Addiction is a chronic disease that can be successfully managed with medication. In fact, medication is often an important part of addiction treatment for many patients. The types of medication used for addiction treatment may vary, but they all have the same goal: to help patients overcome urges to use drugs or alcohol.
A psychiatrist may also prescribe medication during treatment to help a person lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Everyone experiences these symptoms differently, but they can be managed effectively with the proper care.
Medication education is critical for people recovering from drug addiction and substance abuse disorders. It is important that patients understand how their medication works, why it is prescribed, and what side effects to look out for. Family members should also be educated on the importance of medication adherence and how they can help support their loved ones during treatment.
A Compassionate Approach to Medication Education
Medication education is critical to the success of any medication treatment regimen. We use a compassionate, individualized approach to ensure patients understand how their medication works and how important it is for them to take it as prescribed.
We also educate patients about the importance of medication adherence and the risks associated with non-compliance. Patients need to be aware that not taking medication as prescribed can lead to serious health consequences, including relapse.
At Compassion Behavioral Health, our staff psychiatrists work with our licensed mental health therapists to understand each person’s individual path to recovery and prescribe medication that supports these efforts. By providing additional education on the proper use of these medications, we believe that this better positions an individual to complete treatment and successfully find freedom from addiction.
Family Participation in Medication Education
Family members are often an important part of the medication education process. They can provide invaluable support to patients, as well as help keep them accountable. Family participation in helping a loved one manage their medication schedule aids in ensuring that everyone involved understands how the medication works and what they need to do to support the individual in recovery.
Speak with a Counselor About South Florida Addiction Treatment Today
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, medication management may be an important part of the treatment process. Speak with a counselor at Compassion Behavioral Health today to learn more about medication for substance abuse treatment and how it may benefit you or your loved one on the road to recovery.
Call (844) 999-0874 today to speak confidentially with someone from our team.