RTB knows that prescription medications can be an important resource for treating Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. Medications for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders often provide significant relief for many people and help manage symptoms to the point where people can use other strategies to pursue recovery.
Medication effectiveness can change over time, so it is not uncommon for a person to find that the medication needs to be changed or adjusted even after it has been working for a period of time. Medications also may have significant side effects, so it is important for people receiving medications for Mental Health concerns to have regular contact with the prescribing provider to ensure that the approach being used continues to be safe and effective.
Medication tends to be most effective when it is used in combination with counseling or psychotherapy and healthy lifestyle choices. There are many different types of medication for Mental Health concerns, including but not limited to anti-depressants, medication for attention issues, anti-anxiety medications, mood stabilizers, and anti-psychotic medications. Working closely with your prescribing provider, counselor, and being committed to your personalized treatment plan will help ensure you stay on the path to the life you deserve!