MAT Addiction Treatment for Residents of Santa Clarita

Substance use disorder (SUD), more commonly referred to as addiction, is considered to be a mental health disorder. A person suffering from SUD can have significantly different brain functions related to the way their brain processes chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin among other things. Just a desire to stop is often not enough to overcome the disease and in some cases, long-term recovery through behavioral therapy and holistic treatments may not be enough to prevent relapse. Thankfully, there are avenues to consider such as medically-assisted treatment (MAT).

Through a combination of medically-assisted treatment and behavioral therapy, long-term recovery can be achieved even in the most severe cases of addiction to alcohol, heroin, and prescription opioid pain relievers among other physically addictive substances. It can help to bring about balanced brain function leading to improved quality of life and more importantly, the prevention of future substance abuse.

Through our MAT addiction treatment for residents of Santa Clarita, Muse can help you to overcome even the most intense addictions. Even if relapse were to occur, certain medications can block the usual effects of the drug, serving as a block against relapse. Our MAT program can help you or someone you care about overcome the obstacles of long-term recovery and build a sustainable life.


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What is MAT?

Medically-assisted treatment is a treatment plan that incorporates prescribed medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a long-term solution to prevent relapse and improve a recovering person’s wellbeing. Some of the medications block the effects of alcohol and other drugs so that relapse can be prevented and a chance at long-term recovery can be achieved.

MAT programs are not just the use of medication alone but rather medication used in conjunction with evidence-based behavioral therapy. Through this combination of therapy, counseling, and medication, people who have previously relapsed after rehab, fear that they may not be able to sustain their recovery can still be able to create a drug-free life.

The medications that are commonly used are safe and often have built-in mechanisms that prevent a person from being able to abuse them. Essentially, even when taken in higher doses, the medication still doesn’t cause a “high”. This makes MAT programs at Muse safe and it can be used over several months or even years to help you sustain your sobriety.

One of the reasons why MAT treatment is used to prevent relapse is due to the real danger of overdose. When a person goes through rehab, they will start with a detox program. By the end of the detox, their tolerance for the substance is lowered and if the person were to have more of the substance again at the amounts that they are used to, then an overdose becomes highly likely. MAT programs in this sense can help to prevent not only relapse but also overdose and possible death.

MAT programs also help to make the recovering person more receptive to the counseling and behavioral therapy that create the foundation of addiction treatment programs. MAT can help to open the door to other effective means of managing addiction and is another one of the reasons why medically-assisted treatment is favorable in some cases.

What to Expect During MAT?

In our MAT program for residents of Santa Clarita, you should expect to go through a standard treatment program that involves holistic treatments and behavioral therapy. For a MAT program to be an effective long-term treatment for addiction, it must be accompanied by counseling and therapy. You will receive your medication and also partake in therapy. This can be done through either an inpatient or outpatient setting.

Various medications are used based on the type of drug addiction that is being treated. For example, opioid addiction treatment medication may include buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone. For alcohol addiction, you may receive acamprosate, naltrexone, and disulfiram.

The counseling and therapy that you will do in conjunction with the medications in our MAT program for Santa Clarita residents with behavioral therapy. These include trauma-focused therapy, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy among others. The purpose of these treatments is to help bring about positive changes in your behavior, establish improved coping skills, and help you to heal from things that may be affecting you from your past.

At Muse, we understand that addiction treatment requires an interdisciplinary approach. As such, we offer programs to treat conditions such as when you have another mental health disorder. For example, you may have been dealing with an untreated anxiety disorder and alcohol became a way to self-medicate eventually leading to alcohol addiction while still dealing with the symptoms of your anxiety disorder. To overcome this situation and heal in the long-term, you must receive treatment for your anxiety disorder while undergoing behavioral therapy and medications through our MAT program.

Why Choose Muse for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?

Muse is not just a treatment center where you can find medically-assisted treatment for addiction. We are a comprehensive treatment solution which means that we can aid you with every aspect of your recovery from addiction in the long and short term. We are accredited by The Joint Commission and our MAT and medical detox program is LegitScript monitored to ensure the safe use of the prescribed medication.

Muse Treatment and Recovery Center is a place where you’ll feel like a part of the family. Our staff members are compassionate and understanding of your situation. We are sensitive to the negative situations and mental health disorders that often surround and accompany drug and alcohol addiction and we will help you to establish a better way of thinking and way of life. Reach out to Muse Treatment for Santa Clarita residents today to discover how we can help you to create a substance-free life.

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