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Medication-Assisted Treatment
Medication-Assisted Treatment

Our Medication-Assisted Treatment

At New Leaf Detox & Treatment, we view Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) as a form of pharmacotherapy that serves as a harm reduction tool when used in conjunction with counseling and behavioral therapies. MAT is effective at diminishing cravings, reducing high-risk behaviors associated with substance abuse, and creating stability for clients during transitionary periods. MAT is not a life-long sentence – it can be used safely for extended periods of time or utilized as a short-term intervention for individuals struggling to remain abstinent. 

The Benefits Of Medication-Assisted Treatment

There are several reasons as to why selecting an MAT program is the best choice in treating a substance use disorder. New Leaf’s Medication-Assisted Treatment plans for best client outcomes to feature three of the four FDA Approved MAT drugs: Buprenorphine, it’s extended-release injection Sublocade, and Naltrexone. 

These three MAT regimens and protocols are a gold standard of care in treating heroin and opioid addiction, with effective success rates for clients when complemented with counseling and psychosocial support.

medication-assisted treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment is one of the most successful rehabilitation programs in the United States. The intense side effects and symptoms of withdrawal have often been the cause of relapse. Other benefits of an MAT program include:

Opioid Antagonist

There is a high rate of relapse for those who attempt to stop using drugs or alcohol on their own. Medication -Assisted Treatment is effective in helping to reduce the risk of relapse as many of the medications used contain opioid antagonists. These antagonists work by blocking the pleasurable effects that opioids have on the brain. By taking this type of opioid, the patient will eventually stop craving the substance they had been using.

Health Monitored 24/7

Depending on the type of substance, the detox process could be life-threatening. A patient going through withdrawal could be at risk for seizures, high blood pressure, fever, nausea, and vomiting. Having access to medical professionals who are monitoring for these symptoms, can save patients from a potentially dangerous situation.

Slow Taper

MAT is effective as it is used slowly and throughout a set period of time. By utilizing a controlled taper the addict can become used to living without the drug that they had been physically dependent on. This also allows the patient to be closely monitored by a doctor or clinician throughout the period that the patient is receiving treatment.

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MAT at New Leaf in San Juan Capistrano

Medication-Assisted Treatment

At New Leaf Detox & Treatment, we are committed to meeting the needs of our clients with the most advanced best practices in addiction medicine, treatment, and evidence-based standards of care. While always mindful of each clients individual needs, MAT is one of many patient-centered modalities of treatment offered at New Leaf Detox & Treatment. 

We provide extensive patient-provider engagement, careful screening, and medical and psychological evaluation. Our MAT treatment plans are offered in conjunction with counseling and psychosocial support for best client and patient outcomes. Contact us today and learn more about our MAT program and how we can help you overcome your addiction.

Your insurance could cover up to 100% of the cost of treatment. Send us your information and receive a free verification of benefits. All submitted forms or phone calls are completely confidential.