Concerns about Treatment

Most people decide to try Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) because they hope it will help. But, they also have concerns. Here are some common ones. Use this tool to help you think about your concerns before you talk about them with providers and others. They may be able to help by giving you practical information.

Directions: Read each statement and mark the column that best describes how much it worries you. Mark the not applicable column for any statement that does not apply to you. You can use the space at the bottom to add other concerns. Use the "Printable Version" button at the bottom of the page to print your information.

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Can I Do It?

  • Not Applicable to Me
  • Worries Me a Lot
  • Worries Me a Little
  • Does Not Worry Me

 1. I have not done well with treatment programs.

have not done well with treatment programs

 2. I tried medication, and I hated the side effects.

tried medication and hated the side effects

 3. I don't want to give up my friends that use.

don’t want to give up my friends that use

 4. I cave in and use when I have a strong craving.

cave in and use when I have a strong craving

 5. I am embarrassed to get help.

embarrassed to get help

Getting Started

  • Not Applicable to Me
  • Worries Me a Lot
  • Worries Me a Little
  • Does Not Worry Me

 6. I do not know how or where to get started.

do not know how or where to get started

 7. I cannot deal with going through withdrawal.

cannot deal with withdrawal

 8. I cannot go away to treatment and leave my kids.

cannot go away to treatment and leave my kids

 9. I cannot take time off from work.

cannot take time off from work

Practical Things

  • Not Applicable to Me
  • Worries Me a Lot
  • Worries Me a Little
  • Does Not Worry Me

10. I do not know if I can pay for treatment.

cannot pay for treatment

11. I have a hard time getting to appointments.

hard time getting to appointments

12. I have a lot of health problems that worry me.

health problems worry me

13. I don't know how to tell my partner.

don't know how to tell my partner

14. I cannot go get meds every day.

cannot go get meds every day

15. I am on probation and they drug test me.

on probation and they drug test me

Attitudes and Beliefs

  • Not Applicable to Me
  • Worries Me a Lot
  • Worries Me a Little
  • Does Not Worry Me

16. People may look down on me for getting help.

People may look down on me for getting help

17. My family or friends think I do not need treatment.

family or friends think I do not need treatment

18. I think I should be able to do this without medication.

should be able to do this without medication

Other attitudes and beliefs?

My concerns about treatment and recovery

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