MAT Addiction Treatment for Residents of Houston

Long-term heavy drug or alcohol use can cause your brain chemistry to change. For example, a person who abuses heroin or opioid pain relievers for a long time may have problems with their production of reward-based chemicals such as dopamine. These effects can be lasting even after going through a drug detox program. It can make a person struggle to feel any sense of joy or reward, making their recovery and preventing relapse much more difficult even when all of the usual effective treatments are used in rehab.

However, through a medically-assisted treatment (MAT) program for residents of Houston, these lasting effects on your brain chemistry can be treated providing you with normalized brain function. This has many benefits such as making a person more receptive to the various behavioral therapies and holistic treatments, ultimately leading to more sustainable success in recovery.

The MAT addiction treatment for residents of Houston that we offer can be a breakthrough program for some people. It is a way that a normal way of life can begin to emerge, giving the person a chance for the positive effects of treatment to take hold as they slowly return to normal while preventing relapse.

Our rehab can be found nestled in Los Angeles. Your MAT program can therefore be completed out-of-state, further helping to remove you from bad situations and triggers so that all of your energy can be put onto your recovery. Alternatively, we also have rehabs in Texas and other states across the country.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call Muse Treatment Center today. Our expert addiction specialists are standing by ready to speak confidentially with you. Call (800) 426-1818 today.

What is MAT?

Medically-assisted treatment or MAT is a type of program that we offer at Muse Treatment and Recovery Center for residents of Houston. The program essentially uses medications that are approved for the treatment of addiction to drugs such as heroin or opioid pain relievers and alcohol. It helps to restore normal brain function while significantly reducing the possibility of relapse.

A MAT program will also have behavioral therapy as a part of the process because it is only through the combination of medication and therapy that long-term recovery is achieved. Since the medication helps to restore brain function to normal, you can be in a clearer state of mind where the changes and healing that occurs during behavioral therapy will take hold.

One of the most important benefits of the MAT programs that we can provide for residents of Houston is that it can prevent overdose because even if a relapse happens, some of the medications act as a blocker, preventing the usual effects of the substance. For example, if a person tries to drink while taking disulfiram, then instead of feeling the usual relaxation associated with alcohol consumption, they are instead acutely sensitive to alcohol, causing an instant hangover.

For drugs such as opioids, MAT programs can be life-saving. One of the risks involved with a person quitting heroin or prescription painkillers is that if they were to relapse, they may underestimate their tolerance and take far too much of the drug, leading to an overdose and potentially death. MAT is therefore a life-saving treatment program in some situations.

What to Expect During MAT?

At Muse Treatment, we formulate a tailor made treatment plan because every person may respond differently to the various treatment programs that we offer. Your time at our rehab will give you a chance to receive various forms of holistic treatments that serve to improve your overall well being, such as co-occurring mental health disorder treatment. We provide a wide range of affordable treatments so that every person can receive the types of treatments that work best for them.

Your MAT program that is open to residents of Houston will involve FDA-approved medications based on the type of substance addiction that needs to be treated. If you are seeking a MAT program for alcohol use disorder, then you might be given naltrexone, disulfiram, and acamprosate. If you are seeking treatment for opioid use disorder, then you may be given medications such as methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine.

The medications that will be a part of your MAT program by themself aren’t enough to treat addiction. Medications are only used to normalize brain functions and sustain recovery by preventing relapse. It is only through the combination of medications and therapy that lasting results can be achieved because the ultimate goal is to finish your MAT program because you no longer require it to remain sober.

The behavioral therapy that is a part of your MAT program is an important part of your treatment. You’ll be involved with group therapy and individual therapy with methods such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and trauma-focused therapy used to facilitate the changes that are required. These therapies also provide the platform for healing to take place.

MAT programs are one of the most effective ways to help a person to overcome addiction when other avenues of treatment aren’t enough. It can be a key component in long-term recovery and abstinence from drug or alcohol use.

Why Choose Muse for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?

Muse is a rehab that understands the difficulties and struggles that are involved with addiction recovery. Our healthcare workers and staff members will make you feel welcomed and cared for as they support and guide you through the process of recovery from addiction. Our treatment services are fully accredited and our MAT programs are monitored by LegitScript to ensure safe use of the medications that are involved.

The treatments and therapies that we offer at our rehab for Houston residents are comprehensive. You will be able to find every type of treatment that is effective for addiction recovery in one place with Muse. Contact us today so that you can start your medically-assisted treatment program and begin to progress toward your long-term recovery goals.

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