MAT Addiction Treatment for Residents of Bakersfield

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Long-term abuse of alcohol or drugs such as heroin can have a lasting impact on your brain and body. In the more severe cases, it can be exceedingly difficult to attain lasting sobriety when your brain function has been affected, such as an inability to feel pleasure due to the damage caused to your reward center of the brain and the corresponding receptors. Even months after stopping substance abuse, symptoms may linger making it difficult to remain sober and build a new life for yourself.

When the situation calls for it, medically-assisted treatment (MAT) can be the only real solution to achieving long-term sobriety in severe addiction causes. MAT is a clinically effective method of helping people to avoid relapse and restore brain function so that a healthy way of life can emerge. Our MAT addiction treatment for residents of Bakersfield is a highly effective way to overcome drug and alcohol addiction, especially where standard treatment programs have not achieved success in the past.


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The first year of addiction recovery has some of the highest relapse rates, averaging between 40 and 60 percent. MAT programs offer a way to prevent relapse and sustain recovery and combined with behavioral therapy and counseling, it can be the key to achieving long-term sobriety for some people. Through our MAT program for Bakersfield residents, you can overcome addiction and begin to heal from the damage that substance abuse has caused as you develop sustainable ways to recover in the long term.

What is MAT?

Medically-assisted treatment or medication-assisted treatment is a type of treatment program that we offer at Muse that serves three main purposes. It helps to prevent relapse by reducing cravings and blocking the effects of drugs and alcohol, it can restore healthy brain function, and helps to make a person more open to therapy and counseling.

MAT programs essentially use medication to prevent relapse and promote healthy brain function in conjunction with therapy or counseling. Therapy is an important part of MAT programs because the ultimate goal is to help a person to achieve sustainable long-term sobriety until they no longer require the medications and therapy in a MAT program.


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Long-term substance abuse such as the abuse of heroin can cause damage to your reward centers in your brain and the corresponding receptors. Conditions where a person’s brain function has been so affected that they struggle to feel reward or pleasure are common in severe cases and it can make recovery very difficult. Our MAT program for Bakersfield residents is an important treatment to help people in this situation.

MAT programs also help to save lives. If a person were to relapse after stopping for a few weeks or months, it can lead to a drug overdose because the person’s tolerance level has dropped so much that they easily take too much of the drug. The medications that are used in MAT programs also block the effects of drugs, such as heroin, which means that even if the person in recovery were to relapse, they wouldn’t be affected by the large quantity of the drug in their system. Our MAT programs are therefore crucial to help a person’s recovery and to prevent the loss of life due to overdose.

What to Expect During MAT?

In our MAT program for residents of Bakersfield, you can expect a program that has two main elements: the use of medication and therapy. In order for MAT to be an effective long-term treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, there must be a behavioral therapy or counseling component. In a sense, the medication helps to facilitate the therapy, and the therapy will ultimately bring about lasting change.

Muse focuses on creating personalized treatment plans. Your personal recovery needs and your unique situation will be considered when we create your tailor-made plan because every person requires a slightly different approach such as the types of behavioral therapies used. Some of the behavioral therapies that you will undergo include cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and trauma-focused behavioral therapy among others.

There are often many different causes of addiction. Some may seem indirect, which is why a holistic approach can be highly effective. At Muse Treatment and Recovery Center, we explore the interconnected nature that addiction can often take from of. Some of the holistic treatment programs that we offer include neuro-rehabilitation therapy which helps to repair and improve brain function and dual diagnosis treatment that allows us to treat co-occurring mental health disorders on-site.

In our medically-assisted treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction, you can expect to be helped in such a way that your fears and anxiety will quickly disappear as you meet our caring staff members and healthcare workers. Your wellbeing and long-term sobriety are our main goals and through our support and effective treatment programs, we can help you to overcome addiction.

Why Choose Muse for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?

The use of prescription medication as a long-term treatment solution should be carefully controlled. We are therefore LegitScript monitored, ensuring the safety and effectiveness of our MAT programs for Bakersfield residents. Muse Treatment and Recovery Center is also an accredited drug rehab center. The Joint Commission has awarded us with their Gold Seal of Approval – a testament of quality care.

At Muse, you are treated like a valued member of our family. The personalized treatment programs that we can provide that treat you holistically together with the highly effective MAT program will help you or someone you care about to break free from the hold of drug or alcohol addiction. Give us a call today to begin your recovery journey at our rehab center for Bakersfield residents.

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