What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Broadway Treatment Center is one of the premier addiction treatment centers in Southern California. They have been accredited by the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) for their addiction treatment programs; and have achieved the Gold Seal of Approval for high quality services. This certification ensures that Broadway is providing safe and effective services to their clients.

To give people the best chance of long-term recovery from opioid use disorder, Broadway Treatment Center is now are offering a new option. This option is called Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The ultimate goal of MAT is to help suffering addicts work toward a stable recovery based on the Twelve Steps and abstinence from opioids. This means that the goal is to eventually have the person taper off of the addiction medication.

Eligibility for medication assisted treatment

Making the decision to take part in our MAT Program is voluntary, and is then taken into the hands of our Addiction Professionals at Broadway Treatment Center. There are multiple factors we consider when determining if you are a good candidate for MAT. Listed below are some of the factors we take into consideration:

  • A diagnosis of opioid use disorder
  • the Severity of addiction
  • past prescription of vitirol or suboxone
  • A history of attempting to override medication
  • A history of overdose
  • Any health conditions that rule out medication

While administering these addiction medications are important, your treatment team’s priority will be to ensure you have access to continuing care. This can include support groups that welcome people who are using MAT, physicians who are licensed to prescribe these medications, as well as counseling and behavioral therapy.

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Should I consider my loved one for medication assisted treatment

Opioid use disorder or addiction is a life-threatening illness that is difficult to recover from. Your loved one has been struggling to stop using opioids for a long time without success.

The risk of relapse is greatest during the first 12 to 18 months of recovery. Our comprehensive MAT program will improve your loved one’s chances of staying clean and sober, reducing the risk of illnesses that result from drug use and reducing the risk of accidental overdose or death. Since the risk of relapse is so high during the first 12 to 18 months of recovery, and recovery rates improve with longer treatment.

It is recommended that people remain engaged in treatment programming for at least 12 months, but that can be very challenging for most people. If 12 months is not possible, it is recommended that your loved one participate in this program for at least six months, which will allow more time to practice recovery skills as your loved one transitions from treatment to living in recovery.

Broadway Treatment Center Can Help

If you or your loved one is struggling with addiction, you deserve to get help. Broadway Treatment Center provides a holistic approach to addiction treatment, treating both the physical symptoms and also going deeper in therapy to address underlying causes.

We strongly believe that there is more than one way to provide addiction recovery services, and we work with our patients to create a personalized treatment plan that complements their strengths and weaknesses. If you’re ready to get help, please contact us today to find out how we can put you on the road to recovery.