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Our hand-selected team of licensed clinicians and field experts will walk you through what to expect at every step of the process. We’re ready and waiting to help you navigate safely toward personal restoration and well-being. Everything from insurance verification and medical history to treatment timelines and aftercare planning will be uncomplicated and streamlined to ensure a positive and stress-free experience.
MEDICALLY SUPPORTED RECOVERY INCLUDES PRESCRIPTION-BASED AND HOLISTIC INTERVENTIONS.
When a loved one is facing a substance use disorder or medical condition that impacts their daily life, it can be difficult to manage a medication routine. At Refresh Recovery, we take a holistic approach to supporting recovery with prescription-based interventions coupled with support from our experienced team.
WHAT IS MEDICATION MANAGEMENT?
Medication management involves reviewing medications and dosages with a medical expert to verify that mental health medications are working as expected. This includes identifying or preventing any potentially dangerous side effects of particular drug combinations.
By performing ongoing medication reviews, the provider can ensure you’re taking the best possible prescription drug for your condition and taking it at the right dose. Your clinician or prescribing physician will review your physical or mental response to medications prior to prescribing any additional supporting medication or giving refills to avoid any medication errors or negative drug interactions.
A therapist should unquestionably be a part of your support team in order to successfully manage your medications as you pursue long-term recovery and strong mental health.
WHO NEEDS MEDICATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT?
Anyone who struggles with any form of alcohol or substance use disorder, co-occurring disorder, or chronic illness benefits from medication therapy management. This process helps to ensure they are taking the appropriate medication or combination of medications based on their needs. You must share what supplements and over-the-counter medications you take as well to avoid any negative interactions. A doctor can assess all possible side effects for prescribing your medication and walk you through them.
The medication management process is especially important for:
- People who use multiple medications
- People who have multiple health conditions
- People who have questions about or issues with their prescriptions
- People who are taking medications that need close monitoring
- People who have recently been hospitalized
- People who get their medications from multiple pharmacies.
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AS PART OF HOLISTIC TREATMENT PLANS
Medication management works alongside your holistic treatment plan for recovery. It is most effective when there is deep and daily involvement in a supportive environment and reinforced with evidence-based therapies. Attending a reliable treatment center offers a safe space to open up about your struggles, your progress, and your goals.
We offer a variety of therapies to use alongside medication management to provide whole-person healing and support. Some of our therapies include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Trauma-Informed Treatment
- Group Therapy
- Family Support Groups
WHAT ARE COMMON MEDICATIONS THAT SHOULD BE MANAGED?
Some common medications that should be managed include prescription drugs for mental health such as antidepressants, antianxiety medications, sedatives, and amphetamines.
Other conditions that benefit from medication management include opioid use disorder, substance use disorder, and other disorders that complicate a recovery process without proper guidance.
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
Many who are self-medicating to address mental health issues often feel changes in how they perceive life. For many, this is a temporary positive effect. Medication won’t change who you are or threaten your unique characteristics.
Medication for mental illness is primarily intended to treat the psychological symptoms of a disorder. These symptoms include changes in your sleeping patterns, changes in appetite, racing heart, or hallucinations.
Medication management is not a quick fix for mental health concerns. It is a holistic approach that works alongside therapeutic modalities to achieve the best possible outcome during treatment and recovery. It is recommended that clients are transparent about the dosage and effectiveness of the medications they’re consuming and any potential side effects.
MAINTAIN RECOVERY AND SAFELY MANAGE YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS WITH MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT REFRESH RECOVERY
Medication Management For Substance Use Disorders
Substance Use Disorder is a mental health disorder derived from substance dependence. When illicit or prescription substance use begins to impact one’s ability to carry out daily tasks and responsibilities, this could indicate the presence of a Substance Use Disorder.
It can come from a dependence on alcohol, over-the-counter, and prescription medications. When a person has a substance use disorder, it is vital that if their doctor determines they should be on prescription medications, they work medication management into the healthcare plan.
This is so your doctor can monitor your behavior as well as your mental and physical responses to each medication needed to address your conditions.
Social Impact of Medication Treatment: No-Stigma Zone
Medication is an effective and vital component of recovery and your treatment plan is developed by your care team. When you work with your doctor to understand the effects, risks, and benefits associated with your medications, you are able to fully tune into your body and notice the changes each day brings.
There is no stigma around receiving medication-based treatment that makes sense for your unique circumstance. It is noble and empowering to seek help and take control of your life and your wellness goals. When you obtain treatment to better your life, you become the master of your future.
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY TIPS
To stay on top of your new regimen and keep safe, review these medication management safety tips.
Make sure you are fully aware of all disclosures about your medications. Keep a medication list in your wallet in case of any emergencies.
Be honest about any side effects you are facing. To avoid negative interactions and ensure you get the best possible outcome, you should be open with your medical provider about all medication-related side effects.
KEEP A LOG OF SYMPTOMS
It’s advisable to avoid relying on your memory when it comes to your medication. Take notes throughout the week, or at the end of each day, write a summary of your feelings. You and a psychiatrist can assess if the medicine is helping you or hurting you by keeping a frequent journal of your physical and emotional experiences.
AVOID CHANGING THE ROUTINE ON YOUR OWN
Medication management functions best when you collaborate and make decisions as a team with your medical provider. Although your doctor is an expert on the meds you take, only you know your own body. Listen to your body and first seek professional advice if you feel like a change is necessary.
STICK TO YOUR SCHEDULE
It can be challenging to take all of your prescription drugs at the proper time when you’re scheduled to take them at various times throughout the day. Utilizing an electronic schedule with alarms is one of the most efficient medication management strategies.
USE JUST ONE PHARMACY
Having just one pharmacy makes it easier to renew prescriptions, and this helps your pharmacist keep an eye out for potential drug interactions. Utilizing a single pharmacy maintains all of your drug records in one location, allowing the pharmacist to assess your risk and collaborate with your doctor to identify any potential issues.
WHAT MEDICATION MANAGEMENT LOOKS LIKE AT REFRESH RECOVERY & Wellness Centers
Everyone we assist receives client-centered and personalized care from the Refresh Recovery team. To achieve the greatest outcome for each client, our process involves a thorough intake examination that assesses your present medical state, the severity of your disorder(s), and the level of care needed.
Medication management at Refresh Recovery emphasizes a few key principles to keep our clients safe and on track to recovery.
Through assessment, our team of doctors, therapists, and providers will create a treatment strategy that meets your requirements and advances your personal wellness objectives. We’ll traverse the healing process together and assist you in building the future you want for yourself.
First, we’ll start with documenting all your medications.
Our team will take note of both prescribed and over-the-counter medications. This will provide a solid foundation for medication management.
Next, we’ll develop a medication schedule.
We’ll work with you to determine the best schedule for your medication that works with your lifestyle and unique needs. We’ll look at dosage and frequency and educate you about any potential side effects you might face.
Then we’ll assess how you’re responding to your new routine.
With our guided medication management, you’ll receive full support to ensure you are getting the most out of your treatment plan. We’ll evaluate and discuss your response to the medications and their effectiveness for long-term use.
WHY CHOOSE REFRESH RECOVERY
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TREATMENT FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF DISORDERS
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Many of our supportive staff have been right where you are and know the strength it takes to maintain a lasting recovery, and they’re here to help in every step.
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DETOX PLACEMENT in MA
At Refresh Recovery, we are aware of numerous detox centers in Massachusetts to ensure you are safely, medically detoxed prior to entering treatment. Detox is the first step towards a long-lasting life of recovery, and our detox placement service will help you get placed in a premier detox. After detox, patients typically transfer to the Refresh Recovery program.