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At Gratitude Lodge, we offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as part of our comprehensive approach to addiction treatment. MAT is a highly effective treatment approach that uses medications to help manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings, making the recovery process smoother and more manageable.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a specialized treatment approach that uses medication to streamline the intensity of withdrawal symptoms and cravings for drugs or alcohol, both during detox and throughout ongoing recovery. MAT is a highly effective treatment approach for opioid addiction (opioid use disorder) and it has also been shown to be effective for alcohol use disorder.
MAT combines the use of medications with behavioral therapy and counseling to help individuals overcome addiction. The medications used in MAT work by reducing the effects of drugs or alcohol on the brain, minimizing cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and making it easier to achieve lasting recovery.
Here are some of the medications commonly used in MAT:
Methadone is a long-acting opioid agonist medication that is used to treat opioid addiction. Methadone works by blocking the euphoric effects of opioids, reducing cravings, and preventing withdrawal symptoms. It is typically administered in a clinical setting and is closely monitored by medical professionals to ensure proper dosing and safety.
Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist medication that is used to treat opioid addiction. Like methadone, buprenorphine works by reducing cravings and preventing withdrawal symptoms. That said, buprenorphine has a lower risk of abuse and overdose than methadone, and it can be prescribed by a qualified healthcare provider for at-home use.
Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist medication that is used to treat opioid and alcohol addiction. Naltrexone works by blocking the effects of opioids and alcohol on the brain, reducing cravings, and preventing relapse. It can be administered orally or by injection, and it is typically used in individuals who have already detoxed from opioids or alcohol.
Acamprosate is a medication used to treat alcohol addiction. It works by stabilizing the chemical balance in the brain that is disrupted by long-term alcohol use, reducing cravings, and preventing relapse. It is typically administered orally, and treatment may last several months or longer.
Disulfiram is another medication used to treat alcohol addiction. It works by causing unpleasant side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, when alcohol is consumed, making it less appealing to drink. It is typically administered orally, and treatment may last several months or longer.
MAT should only be used as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment approach that includes behavioral therapy, counseling, and support groups. MAT can be a highly effective tool for managing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings, but it is not a substitute for ongoing recovery efforts.
At Gratitude Lodge, our experienced medical team will work with each client to determine the best medication-assisted treatment approach for their individual needs and circumstances. We offer a range of MAT options, as well as comprehensive behavioral therapy and counseling, to support each client’s recovery journey. Contact our admissions team today to learn more about our MAT options and how we can help support your addiction recovery.
Yes, many insurance companies cover MAT. At Gratitude Lodge, we work with most major insurance providers to ensure that our clients receive the care they need.
We accept most PPO insurance, which often covers a large portion of treatment, and can even cover the cost of travel if you or your loved one live out of state. Our luxurious Southern California treatment centers are a perfect place to escape the triggers and old habits that may be present in a familiar location if you live elsewhere.
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Yes, MAT is an evidence-based treatment approach that has been shown to be highly effective in supporting addiction recovery.
MAT can support sobriety by reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms, but it is important to remember that it is just one component of a comprehensive treatment approach.
The length of time someone stays on MAT will depend on their individual needs and circumstances. Our medical team will work with each client to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals.
Yes, Medicare may cover MAT. Our admissions team can provide more information on insurance and payment options.
If you or a loved one is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, Gratitude Lodge in Southern California can provide the support and resources needed to achieve lasting recovery. Our pet-friendly rehab centers in Newport Beach and Long Beach offer a unique and personalized approach to addiction treatment.
At Gratitude Lodge, we understand the importance of a safe and effective detox process. We offer MAT as a specialized treatment approach that uses medication to help manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings, making the recovery process smoother and more manageable. Our experienced medical team will work with you to determine the best MAT approach for your individual needs and circumstances.
Whether you require residential or outpatient treatment, our programs are tailored to your unique needs and goals. Our compassionate and dedicated staff will work with you every step of the way, from detox to discharge and beyond. We will provide you with the tools and support needed to maintain sobriety and prevent relapse.
Don’t let drug and alcohol addiction control your life any longer. Take the first step towards lasting recovery by contacting Gratitude Lodge today at 888-861-1658.
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