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MAT Addiction Treatment for Residents of Austin, TX
Overcoming addiction is a long-term process. It’s about the management of a mental health disorder and learning ways to prevent relapse. However, even with many evidence-based treatment methods available today, the first-year relapse rates for addiction recovery remain roughly 40 to 60 percent. In some cases, brain function has been disrupted so much that simply going through detox isn’t enough to restore regular function.
Medically-assisted treatment (MAT) is a type of treatment program for addiction that can help someone manage their addiction and sustain their recovery when other usually effective treatments aren’t enough. Our MAT addiction treatment for residents of Austin is an accredited treatment that can help you or someone you care about to reach long-term sobriety and prevent relapse.
Our MAT program is available in our Los Angeles rehab. As someone who lives in Austin, you can use our rehab as an out-of-state treatment option. This has many benefits with one of the main benefits being that you’ll be surrounded by compassionate and supportive staff and away from negative influences and things in your life, giving you the chance to heal and focus on yourself. Of course, Muse has several rehabs that are located in several states including Texas.
What is MAT?
Medically-assisted treatment is a program offered at Muse Treatment and Recovery Center for Austin residents that helps in restoring brain function where alcohol or drug abuse has caused long-term damage. It also helps to prevent relapse because it reduces one’s cravings and even if relapse were to happen, then the usual intoxicating or euphoric effects are blocked.
MAT is a way to achieve sustained recovery. It can bring about lasting sobriety whereas other treatments may not be able to. The essence of MAT programs is the use of medications together with behavioral therapy. The medications assist in making you more receptive to the therapy that you’ll be taking part in. MAT is a long-term treatment plan that can help you to avoid relapse and make you feel more normal again as you create the type of life that will bring fulfillment and joy.
Medically-assisted treatment programs have been shown to prevent lethal overdose. As a person recovers from addiction, their tolerance to the substance lowers because they are no longer taking any of the substance. However, if relapse were to occur, the drastically lower tolerance level may come as a surprise to the person and they may end up taking far more of the drug than their body can handle causing an overdose.
MAT programs create a safety net for someone in recovery. For example, a person who was addicted to alcohol and tries to drink while in a MAT program will be instantly met with a hangover effect. Instead of feeling the normal relaxation that you’d expect, you would instead feel like you’ve skipped the usual effects and went straight to the uncomfortable aftereffects of drinking.
What to Expect During MAT?
MAT programs at Muse are a part of an individualized treatment plan. You can expect to take part in medical detox to help you through your withdrawal symptoms safely by being monitored round-the-clock and medications such as the ones provided in your MAT program are given to help reduce your initial intense symptoms of withdrawal.
You can expect to be welcomed into our rehab for Austin residents where we will work with you through every step of recovery. Since MAT programs require that you also take part in behavioral therapy, you can expect to participate in a range of behavioral therapies such as dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy depending on which of the evidence-based therapies work best for you.
The medications that we will provide you in your medically-assisted treatment program will be based on the type of substance that you were addicted to. If you were addicted to alcohol, then we may give you a combination of disulfiram, naltrexone, or acamprosate to help you to prevent relapse and normalize your brain function. If heroin or prescription pain relievers is the drug that you were addicted to, then you might expect to receive medications such as naltrexone, methadone, or buprenorphine as part of your medically-assisted treatment program.
Our healthcare workers and their interdisciplinary expertise also allow us to provide you with a range of treatments that treat you as a whole. These holistic types of treatments are aimed at helping you to improve your overall wellbeing and address various things that may be preventing you from achieving long-term sobriety. For example, a cause of your addiction may be that you have an untreated mental health disorder such as post-traumatic stress disorder and you were using alcohol or drugs to self-medicate your symptoms, eventually leading to addiction and the continuation of your symptoms from the mental health disorder.
Muse Treatment and Recovery Center can provide you with every aspect of your short- and long-term recovery from substance addiction. We strive to give you the tools, support, and to help you to be motivated to achieve your recovery goals.
Why Choose Muse for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?
When receiving treatment through a MAT program, you will want to know two things: does the rehab provide accredited treatment programs for addiction, and is their use of medication monitored? Muse Treatment and Recovery Center is monitored by LegitScript which provides certification for high-risk industries and we are accredited by The Joint Commission which is a non-profit that oversees and accredited healthcare facilities in the United States.
With our professional help and guidance, you will be able to beat your addiction and manage it over the long term. Our MAT program can help you to sustain your recovery and build the kind of future that doesn’t require substance abuse. Reach out to us today to start your MAT program for Austin residents.