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MAT Addiction Treatment for Residents of Westminster
One of the things we pride ourselves on at Muse is our ability to offer a large variety of treatment options which lets us better accommodate what is happening with each of our patients. Alcohol and drug addiction can affect people in many different ways: physically, mentally, and emotionally. At Muse we’ve put together an outstanding staff of professionals that are both highly trained and experienced and are ready to help each of our clients address the issues that are impacting their life. This starts with an assessment when we initially meet with an individual or their family and analyze what will be the best fit for them. Whether it’s inpatient or outpatient care, rehab or detox treatment, or one of the many other specialized services we offer, our custom-tailored care plans are something that sets us apart. This includes Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT, as an option.
MAT, which is also sometimes referred to as Medically Assisted Treatment as a slight variation in terminology, is a specialized program that can be incorporated into an overall rehabilitation plan for our clients. Everyone who starts down the road to recovery has different issues in their past that led them to abusing drugs or alcohol. In corollary, we create plans for our clients that are just as unique so that they can successfully not only become clean and sober but stay clean and sober. If you are ready to hear more about the services we offer, including MAT addiction treatment for residents of Westminster, California, call us today. Our rehab counselors will review all of the options with you so that you can come to the best decision regarding your treatment.
What is MAT?
MAT is a process that is used to ease individuals off of certain substances as part of the drug detox process. Typical residential detox consists of an individual ceasing to use or drink and not introducing any new or alternative prescription level drugs into their system. Patients are treated with over the counter drugs to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms they are experiencing, like headaches, body aches, nausea and sleeplessness, and monitored closely to ensure that the detox process is not negatively affecting their overall health. Other portions of typical alcohol and drug detox include ensuring patients are properly hydrated, are eating right and getting nutritious meals, getting plenty of rest, and begin counseling to help them with the mental and psychological impacts of alcohol and drug abuse or addiction.
MAT addiction treatment takes a slightly different tack to help patients deal with withdrawal and detox. MAT is used for very specific drug categories, opioids being one of them. Opioids have withdrawal symptoms, while not more life threatening than other drugs, that tend to last longer than other substances. Opioid addiction also causes cravings that can occur much longer after someone has initially detoxed, which can cause relapses. The MAT addiction treatment process slowly weans individuals off of the substances they have been abusing. This is done through the use of a number of medically prescribed pharmaceutical medications, all of which have been tested and proven to be a beneficial part of the process.
There are many benefits to this course of action. First, there is much less shock to an individual’s system. Even though the overall process will take longer than traditional detox, the severe reaction a long time opioid user can have to quitting is eliminated. Additionally, cravings that typically occur within hours of someone’s last use are also alleviated. This replacement drug therapy has been a successful part of detox treatment for decades, with organizations like Muse improving the process and researching new pharmaceutical medications over the years that are more effective and produce better results.
What to Expect During MAT?
At Muse, our Medication Assisted Treatment program uses Buprenorphine based medications that include Suboxone and Subutex. Muse Treatment is constantly advancing the programs and services we offer our patients, and this includes Buprenorphine, which is one of the newer drugs used by detox and rehab organizations for the treatment of opioid addiction. At Muse we treat clients who are addicted to all types of opioids, which include both prescription painkillers and illegal substances like heroin. During the MAT process, each individual is assessed for their level of addiction to the substance or substances they have been taking. This allows our medical and rehab staff to decide exactly which MAT drug to use, and in what dose. We also are sure to do a full medical workup and history, as well as a psychological assessment, before we begin any treatment.
Even though the MAT process is used to ease an individual off of opioids, it’s important to make sure they do not have any underlying medical issues that could be negatively affected due to treatment. Once this is all accomplished, patients are prescribed their first dose of Suboxone or Subutex and the process begins. Over time, the dosage of the medically prescribed pharmaceutical medications is reduced and in this way patients slowly have all substances removed from their systems. A version of MAT is also sometimes used during aftercare, when a person addicted to opioids has completed rehab but is struggling with long term cravings or withdrawal symptoms.
Why Choose Muse for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?
When you choose Muse for Medically Assisted Treatment for addiction, you are working with a team of exceptional professionals who are both caring and goal oriented. We know how important it is for someone to be able to put drugs or alcohol behind them and we work with them every step of the way to make this happen. With many substances, a person’s overall rehabilitation journey can be somewhat lengthy, and this includes opioid addiction. That’s why at Muse we offer a comprehensive suite of services, allowing us to accommodate any changes in the needs of our clients.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and would like to hear more about our MAT program, call us today. We’re here and ready to help guide you through every stage of your recovery, starting with day one.