MAT Addiction Treatment for Residents of Thousand Oaks

The severity of addiction can be vastly different from one person to the next. It’s not always just about how much of a certain drug a person takes regularly but other factors play a role such as how a substance affects a particular person. One person may use a substance just as much as another but not become addicted while the other person may be addicted right away.

Since brain function is altered by the use of drugs and alcohol, in some cases it can be so changed that even standard treatment methods may fall short because of the fundamental changes. In such cases, medically-assisted treatment (MAT) can work where other treatments aren’t enough. Our MAT addiction treatment for residents of Thousand Oaks is a program that can help people who struggle with long-term sobriety to restore brain function and prevent relapse.

The medications involved are FDA-approved and safe to use if carefully monitored over the long term to treat substance use disorder and sustain recovery. One of the biggest concerns with stopping drug use and then relapsing is that the person is highly susceptible to an overdose if they were to relapse. This is because their tolerance is so low that they easily take too much of a drug. MAT programs can help to prevent these situations from happening and it is, therefore, a life-saving treatment.


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What is MAT?

Medically-assisted treatment, or MAT, is a method of treating addiction to substances such as alcohol or opioids through the use of medications in a long-term schedule. A MAT program is accompanied by behavioral therapy to improve its effectiveness. The medications help to bring about more regular brain function that may be impeded due to heavy substance abuse in the past, such as damage to opioid receptors in the brain resulting in very little dopamine being released as part of regular brain function.

Our medically-assisted treatment program for Thousand Oaks residents has many benefits. One of the important benefits of using medication in a long-term treatment plan to help sustain recovery is that it promotes the receptivity of the person to the behavioral therapies that they’ll be involved with. The eventual goal is to not have to use any medication but, in some cases, that may take years.

The medications that are commonly used serve multiple purposes such as reducing cravings, restoring normal brain function, and blocking the effects that drugs and alcohol would normally have. For example, some of the medications used for alcohol addiction treatment will cause the person to not feel the usual calming effects of alcohol but instead feel the usual aftereffects of alcohol consumption, essentially giving them an instant hangover if they try to drink.

What to Expect During MAT?

The MAT program that we offer to residents of Thousand Oaks is not just about receiving medication to treat addiction. It is a treatment plan that will involve multiple avenues of recovery including having regular behavioral therapy sessions. You will take part in therapies such as trauma-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy. These therapies will help to drive the long-term changes that you need in your behavior, thinking processes regarding substance abuse, and provide you with the skills needed to cope with life’s stressors.

In your MAT program at Muse Treatment and Recovery Center, you can expect to receive medications such as naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone for the treatment of prescription pain reliever addiction and heroin. For alcohol use disorder, the medications that you might take in our MAT program include naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram.

At our drug and alcohol rehab center for residents of Thousand Oaks, we provide comprehensive treatments for addiction. We understand that there may be other problems at play that have caused your addiction. For example, many people who have an alcohol addiction may also be suffering from an anxiety disorder that they haven’t received treatment for. Muse makes it possible to receive professional treatment in our dual diagnosis program to treat potential co-occurring mental health disorders at the same time as your MAT program and alternative treatments.

Muse is a rehab that tries to go above and beyond to help the people that need addiction treatment. We know that you may have become isolated and feel alone and that you may have fears associated with stopping alcohol or drug use. We will help to relieve your fears because our rehab is a warm-hearted place where support and compassion are in no short supply. We treat you like you’re a member of our family and will support you along your recovery journey both during rehab programs and after rehab through our aftercare services.

Why Choose Muse for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?

Since the medications involved with MAT programs are prescribed medications, it’s important that the rehab that you choose to be well equipped to provide you with these medications in a safe, controlled manner. Muse Treatment and Recovery Center is a LegitScript monitored facility which means that the use of medications in our medical detox and MAT programs is monitored to ensure your safe recovery.

Muse Treatment and Recovery Center for Thousand Oaks residents can provide you with personalized treatment plans. The elements of your treatment plan will be personalized to your specific needs and can be adjusted at any point to ensure that you are receiving the maximum benefit that professional addiction treatment can offer.

Our alcohol and drug addiction services have received the Gold Seal of Approval by the non-profit organization known as The Joint Commission. This serves as a badge of quality care that you can rely on to help you through the difficulties of long-term recovery. Call Muse Treatment today so that you can start your treatment in our MAT program.

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