MAT Addiction Treatment for Residents of Oakland

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Sometimes when quitting drugs or alcohol, extra help is needed to be safe, and to help combat physical withdrawal symptoms. Your withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on what drug you are detoxing from, how long you were using the drug, and other factors like genetics and family history. Symptoms can range from acute tremors, body aches, and restlessness, to more serious depression, pain, and even seizures.

At Muse Treatment, with the support of medical staff and counsellors, we can provide a supervised detox that keeps everybody safe.

Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the recommended treatment for detoxing from drugs and alcohol for people living in Oakland, California. During MAT, a combination of FDA-approved medications, counseling, and therapy is given to patients to help take care of the biological and the behavioral components of addiction, in the safest and most comfortable way possible. The medications help the patient with the physical withdrawal symptoms that can be uncomfortable, dangerous, and even life-threatening.

It is a treatment that focuses on the whole patient, instead of only focusing on the physical aspects of withdrawal. We recognize patients may require a dual diagnosis detox treatment, with mental health or treatment for trauma, alongside physical remedies.

The combination of safe medication doses that satisfy cravings without producing a euphoric high, personalized psychological treatment, and emotional care through counselling has been proven to help reduce the risk of relapse. MAT increases a patient’s survival rate, and their ability to live their life independently after detox and rehab is over, without the use of drugs or alcohol.

What is MAT?

Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the recommended method for detoxing from addictive substances. It is a safe, effective treatment, where patients are given prescription medications to mitigate withdrawal symptoms, stop drug cravings, help with sleep, and treat mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

The goal with MAT is to make sure nobody suffers while they get drugs or alcohol out of their system. It focuses on the whole person, because we know that addiction is an issue that is usually connected with trauma or mental health issues, and drugs can be used as coping mechanisms or for social reasons. For this reason, we treat the physical symptoms of detox, and also introduce counselling and behavioral therapy early in the process. At Muse Treatment drug rehab, we believe that every person is an individual, with different reasons for their substance abuse, and everybody deserves to have a tailored treatment that will work best with their situation.


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What to Expect During MAT?

Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the first step when entering a rehab facility, as a treatment to help anybody detoxing from drugs and alcohol. Detox can be physically uncomfortable, scary, and may stir up unexpected emotional trauma as the drugs and alcohol leave your system.

When you first enter our facility, we will do a screening where we look for any signs of mental health issues, check your physical health, and do an in-depth interview to get to know you and create an individualized plan we can use to work towards your long-term rehabilitation and recovery. We not only want to know about your physical health, but also your goals and other needs.

You will then move into a comfortable room in our Muse inpatient detox facility, in a full-sized bed, not a hospital bed. This is where your detox will happen. You will be monitored by medical professionals who are available to help you 24 hours a day.

Some withdrawal symptoms include nausea, hallucinations, fatigue, restlessness, depression or anxiety, body aches, headaches, and discomfort. With MAT, during detox, FDA-approved medications will be given as a maintenance treatment to satisfy your drug cravings and stop withdrawal symptoms in a safe, medical setting. The doses are doctor-prescribed and will not create a new addiction. Medically Assisted Treatment is especially important for people addicted to substances like benzodiazepines, or alcohol, which can have severe and dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

Nothing will be a surprise. We will work with you so you can manage your own detox the way you want to, according to the plan we created together. Counselling is also introduced right away for emotional support. We want your detox to happen as comfortably and safely as possible.

Depending on factors like which drug you are detoxing from, how long you were using and at what dose, detox can take anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks. The next step will be a comprehensive rehabilitation plan that includes therapy, programs, and community activities, to help get to the root of your addiction and create success for you long-term in sobriety.

Why Choose Muse for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?

Muse is the top-rated detox and rehab facility for people in Oakland. It is located in serene, natural surroundings, with excellent amenities, great food, and comfortable rooms. We offer a full one-on-one, integrated continuum of care, so you can easily transition from detox into an inpatient rehab program within the same facility. Muse Addiction Treatment Center also provides strong support after residential treatment is over, and encourages you to stay in aftercare treatment for as long as you need to feel confident and ready to face the world as a sober person.

At Muse Addiction Treatment Center, our priority is your safety and comfort. This includes your physical well-being, but also your mental health, and ensuring you feel comfortable and safe. Our care is tailored to your needs, goals, and individual situation, focusing on the root of addiction, and we provide dual diagnosis treatment if needed.

Our staff is highly trained and dedicated, and are around 24 hours a day. Many of them are in recovery themselves, and so they remember how it feels to be in your position. There is a nurse practitioner on-site daily to oversee medical detox, and the head nurse is a certified addictions RN.

Our staff is trained in trauma-informed practices and know to acknowledge that our clients may have past or recent life experiences that need to be considered by healthcare workers. At Muse Addiction Treatment Center, we will make sure you feel informed, empowered, and included in all of the decisions every step of the way regarding your treatment.

There are multiple payment options, we take most insurance plans, and we will work with you to ensure you can receive the care you need no matter what your situation is. We are here to help. Contact us to find out more about our medically assisted treatment program.


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