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MAT Addiction Treatment for Residents of San Diego
For those who have never been impacted by drug addiction and alcoholism, there is a common perception that substance abuse is a matter of choice, and that quitting drugs or alcohol is simply a matter of willpower. Even after all these years of research and increased knowledge about addiction and its root causes, there is still a belief that alcoholism and drug dependency are mere moral failings, instead of the serious diseases they really are.
In order to understand the difficulties drug addicts and alcoholics face, it is important to understand the root causes of the problems, starting with the impact these substances have on the brain and its chemistry. Using drugs or alcohol does more than cause intoxication – the use of these powerfully addictive substances actually changes the underlying brain chemistry of the user.
Those changes in brain chemistry are at the root of addiction, and overcoming drug and alcohol dependency requires much more than a mere cessation of use. Just about every drug addict and alcoholic has tried to quit drinking or using drugs, only to be stymied by the severity of the withdrawal symptoms they endured.
In the end, it is important to understand, and to treat, substance use disorder as the physical illness it really is, and that is exactly what medically assisted treatment, or MAT, is all about. The MAT approach to treating drug addiction and alcoholism recognizes the physical nature of the illness, but more importantly it addresses the severity of the withdrawal symptoms addicts and alcoholics often endure when they try to get better and stop using.
If you truly want to break the chains of addiction or help an addicted friend or family member, you need to do much more than hope for the best; you need to educate yourself about how changes in brain chemistry progress, and what it takes to turn those all too physical issues around.
What is MAT?
As studies in the field of addiction science have progressed, doctors and scientists have discovered new ways of treating all kinds of dependency, including those involving prescription drugs, street drugs and legal substances like alcohol. As a result of those studies a number of pharmaceutical drugs have been developed, and those drugs can be true game changers when treating all kinds of addictions.
That is what the field of medically assisted treatment, or MAT, is all about, and the MAT protocol could be used to jump start your own recovery. If you are ready to get better and put your drug and alcohol problems behind you, we encourage you to reach out to drug rehab in San Diego today to learn more.
Through the use of specially designed and highly effective pharmaceutical medications, the MAT experts at Muse Treatment are able to sharply reduce the severity of the withdrawal symptoms alcoholics and drug addicts face when they try to stop using. Instead of being overcome by the pain and discomfort of withdrawal, our MAT patients are able to persevere, giving their bodies the time they need to heal and giving them a head start on the rest of the recovery process.
What to Expect During MAT?
When it comes to treating dangerous diseases like alcoholism and drug addiction, knowing what to expect can be as important as the treatment itself, and that is definitely the case when it comes to MAT. If you think the MAT approach to treating substance abuse is the right choice for you, we want you to have all the facts at your disposal, starting with what to expect when you walk through the doors of our facility for the first time.
For residents of San Diego and the surrounding area, the typical MAT protocol may involve the use of more than one type of medication, and that is why it is so important to have expert help and guidance throughout the entire process. At MAT we work with an expert team of doctors and nurses, medical professionals who understand not only the root causes of addiction and the difficulty of withdrawal but also the unique characteristics of each medication used in the MAT protocol.
When you trust Muse Treatment with your recovery and your MAT journey, we will develop a comprehensive and customized approach, one that takes into account a number of factors and one that is carefully designed to preserve your comfort, your safety and your dignity. Our expert team of doctors and nurses will begin your MAT experience with a thorough medical examination, one that will allow them to determine the current state of your physical, psychological and mental health and one that will allow them to guide your treatment protocol.
Armed with that information, our staff will design a customized MAT protocol, one that can reduce the severity of the withdrawal symptoms you feel, and even their duration. This reduction in the severity and duration of withdrawal symptoms can make the detox process far easier on your body, and your mind, giving you a head start on the better life you know is waiting for you on the other side.
Why Choose Muse for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?
By now it should be clear that the medically assisted treatment (MAT) approach to substance use disorder is often the most effective one, but it is important to choose your treatment partner with care. Administering the MAT protocol requires specialized training, 24/7 medical support and an expertise not found in all treatment centers.
For residents of San Diego and its suburbs, Muse has the expertise, the training and the staff needed to make your MAT journey as safe, comfortable and effective as possible. Our medical team is highly trained and fully board certified, with specialized training in the field of addiction science and the administration of effective MAT protocols. If you are ready to get started, we encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call today.