Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Today, there are many successful approaches to addiction recovery. Because no two people’s experiences are the same, everyone deserves individualized treatment options—from detox to post-recovery planning. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we use medication-assisted treatment or MAT as a safe and effective tool alongside evidence-based and alternative therapies to help clients achieve full recovery.

If you or someone you know is ready for an addiction rehab program in San Antonio, call San Antonio Recovery Center today. Our inpatient and outpatient programs offer MAT for addiction recovery. Reach our staff now at 866.957.7885 to find out if Medication-assisted treatment is right for you.

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What Is a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program for Addiction Recovery?

It may sound a bit odd to begin addiction recovery with prescription medication. However, medication-assisted treatment uses highly effective medications to lessen withdrawal effects and ease detox symptoms. In fact, various types of medication-assisted treatment have been part of addiction recovery since the early 1930s. Popularized in the 1970s, MAT is now a standard approach to addiction recovery.

During addiction, the brain becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol for certain chemical processes. Certain medications can help the brain adjust and ween off of these chemicals as it begins to produce its own dopamine, serotonin, GABA, and other naturally occurring neurotransmitters. How effective is it? Studies show that MAT increases patient survival rates and reduces the risk of relapse and overdose.

Benefits of Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction Recovery

MAT may not be right for everyone, however, many clients see success with various medications in conjunction with psychiatric therapy. Common MAT treatments include:

  • Suboxone
  • Methadone
  • Vivitrol

MAT may be right for you if you:

  • Have tried rehab before unsuccessfully
  • Are highly independent
  • Have a long history of drug or alcohol use
  • Want to lessen withdrawal during inpatient or outpatient treatment
  • Are detoxing from opioids
  • Are ready to commit to sobriety

MAT is most common for opioid and opiate withdrawal. Because opioids change a person’s brain chemistry, it can be especially hard to stop taking them. Medication can slowly ween the brain and body off of opioids, preventing relapse and other health complications. This can allow people to use medication assistance during inpatient and outpatient recovery to get their life back on track. A medication-assisted treatment program is also highly successful for alcohol addiction and other medication can ease withdrawal and ween clients off prescription or illicit drugs.

Start Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction Recovery in San Antonio, Texas Today

If you or someone in your life is ready to take steps toward recovery, the MAT addiction treatment program at San Antonio Recovery Center can help. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we believe successful recovery is rooted in a continuum of care. Our clients begin with 90-day programs to ease the transition from detox to outpatient treatment at a pace that really works. With medication-assisted treatment therapy, clients at SARC receive the support they need for long-term success.

Our safe, inclusive recovery center provides:

  • Medication-assisted therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • EMDR
  • 12-step programs

San Antonio Recovery Center makes addiction recovery accessible. With a range of treatment options, we have a program that fits your needs. SARC takes most insurance plans and can provide the care you and your loved ones need. With women’s programs, men’s programs, and women’s sober living homes, our two San Antonio clinics are ready to help.

Get Started with Medically Assisted Treatment at San Antonio Recovery Center Now

If you and your loved ones are ready for a continuum of care in San Antonio, we can help you. Reach the staff at San Antonio Recovery Center now at 866.957.7885 to learn more about our medication-assisted treatment programs and enroll today.

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