Medically Assisted Treatment is part of the addiction recovery process. It is not a cure all, but is one step in healing from the grip of addcition. A patient who is drug addicted needs protection form the temptations and cravings that drug abuse can cause. It can takes years for a drug addicted brain to heal from the damage that addictive drugs can cause. Medically Assisted Treatment is a way to bridge the gap between acute recovery and long term, sustainable recovery.