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MAT Drug Rehab – Nashville

Drug Detox , Drug Rehab Alexa Iocco | January 14, 2022

MAT Drug Rehab Nashville Resurgence Behavioral Health

What is MAT Drug Rehab?

MAT drug rehab Nashville is a medical detox program that provides professional care from doctors and other medical personnel, along with counselors and licensed therapists to patients who want to quit using drugs and alcohol.

MAT stands for “medically assisted treatment” and is the safest method of detox. Some drugs including opioids, alcohol, and benzodiazepines are especially dangerous to try and quit on your own, as detoxing can cause a sudden onset of withdrawal symptoms that can range from aches and pains to deadly seizures or delirium tremens. Many people who are detoxing from drugs experience a range of anxieties, hallucinations, agitation, and other psychological distress, as well as physical pain and discomforts like muscle aches, tremors, flu-like symptoms, nausea and diarrhea, and more. Patients will also experience extreme drug cravings that can feel unbearable and cause relapse to occur.

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With medical detox, patients move into a detox center full-time, and FDA-approved medications are provided at prescription doses under 24-hour supervision. These medications block the worst of the withdrawal symptoms, help patients rest, and stop the drug cravings, so that detoxing is as painless as possible. Therapy and counseling can help with everything from providing breathing techniques to reduce stress to digging down to find the underlying root of the addiction. Psychiatric care is also provided to those who need a dual diagnosis treatment to deal with co-occurring mental health issues like depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder.  

A successful MAT program will transition into an inpatient or outpatient rehab program, which will provide the patient with the continued support, medical and psychiatric care, therapy, and other treatments needed to achieve long-term recovery.

Benefits of MAT

The benefits of MAT drug rehab include:

  • Not having to suffer unnecessarily as your body detoxes from drugs and alcohol
  • Having the benefit of 24-hour medical oversight to ensure you remain safe as you detox, and to ensure your medications are working as planned
  • Being provided with therapy and counseling for emotional support, and so you can deal with unwanted fears, anxiety, thoughts, and trauma as they come up
  • Dual diagnosis treatment can be provided at the same time as detox so that you can begin to address any co-occurring mental health conditions you may have
  • Staying within the walls of our sober detox facility will keep you away from temptations, enablers, alcohol and drug dealers, taking away easy access to substances that will cause a relapse
  • MAT detox has been proven to help patients in their future work and relationships
  • MAT improves survival rates and treatment retention in most patients and improves the outcomes amongst pregnant women who have substance use disorders

Medications Used in MAT Drug Rehab

Some of the most common medications used in MAT drug rehab include:

  • Methadone – this is a medication that reduces the withdrawal symptoms and cravings of opioid drugs and has a smaller chance of addiction with proper medical use at prescription doses
  • Buprenorphine – this is a medication that stops the cravings that come with opioid withdrawal and lowers the uncomfortable sensations like restlessness and pain.
  • Naltrexone – this is a medication that is used in both alcohol and opioid addiction, as it blocks the “good” sedating or euphoric feelings that contribute to addiction, making it unpleasant to use these substances
  • Disulfiram – this is a medication prescribed after detox is complete. It causes unpleasant symptoms to occur if you drink alcohol, and is given to reinforce abstinence
  • Acamprosate – this is another medication that does not prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms, but when given after detoxing will help you avoid using alcohol in the future due to unpleasant symptoms

MAT for Alcohol Addiction

Because the withdrawal symptoms that come with alcohol detox can quickly escalate to extremely uncomfortable and dangerous levels, medical detox is highly recommended, especially if you have been drinking for a long time or drinking large amounts of alcohol at once.

MAT alcohol treatment will help with the discomfort, as well as prevent serious side effects like seizures and high fever from occurring, and with the 24-hour medical supervision that is provided, if delirium tremens occurs you will have treatment available right away.

MAT for Opioid Addiction

The MAT treatment for opioid addiction includes the tapering off of the opioid, along with medications that not only block the opioid drugs from working properly, but they also stop the symptoms of opioid withdrawal without getting the patient high or creating a new addiction. The combination of these medications with therapy and dual diagnosis treatment creates a safe and effective program for anybody who wants to stop using opioid drugs in a careful and measured way.

Medications that Prevent Opioid Overdose

Naloxone (Narcan) is a medication that can be given to prevent opioid overdose if it is caught right away. This is a nasal spray or an injection that can temporarily reverse the effects of opioids in the body and can restore normal breathing. It is important if Naloxone is administered to call 911 or get the person’s medical attention right away, staying with them the entire time. The effects of some opioids, especially if laced with fentanyl, can continue after the Naloxone wears off, and the overdose may continue.

MAT Drug Rehab for Nashville Residents at Resurgence Tennessee

At Resurgence, our MAT program will ensure you remain safe and comfortable as you detox from drugs and/or alcohol. Because medically assisted treatment requires monitoring by clinical staff, we have a highly trained and dedicated staff who is knowledgeable in addiction and uses trauma-informed methodologies that will ensure you feel listened to and know what to expect every step of the way. We will obtain informed consent before moving forward with any treatment so there will be no surprises. We have a nurse practitioner on-site daily to oversee everybody’s progress, and the head nurse is a certified addictions RN.

The clinical staff is available to you 24 hours per day, so even if you fell off in the middle of the night or want someone to talk to before bed, they will be there for you. A supervised detox will keep you safe and secure, and you will be as comfortable as possible.

We have the goal of ensuring that nobody has to suffer as they detox. Our facilities are comfortable and welcoming, and you will be in a full-sized bed in our facility, not in a hospital bed. The food we provide is healthy and nutritious and is prepared fresh daily by our onsite chefs, with hot meals and special breakfasts prepared on Sundays. Dietary needs are easily accommodated. With our home-like environment and scenic location, you will feel comfortable and cared for, with the space and time to relax away from the everyday stress of your life.

Nashville residents can enter our MAT drug rehab program and access the full spectrum of help and healing they require. We offer a continuum of care that will lead you through detox, into inpatient rehab for 30 to 90 days, through outpatient rehab, and on into an aftercare program. You will never be alone in your addiction again if you choose Resurgence.

Some of the treatments we offer include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Equine Therapy (Texas Location)
  • 12-Step Groups
  • SMART Recovery Groups
  • One-on-one talk therapy

We are pet-friendly and offer family therapy and couple’s rehab, and we have multiple payment options and take most insurance plans. No matter what your situation is, we are here to work with you, and help you get to a place of long-lasting recovery.  Our serene, scenic location and amenities like fitness facilities, games, and off-site outings to local nature spots and attractions will allow you the opportunity to forge sober friendships with peers as you work on your own wellness. We provide the skills you need to live a sober life, along with the therapy and counseling you need to work on finding the underlying root of your addiction, get control over your own mind and body again, and look toward the future.

Once treatment is complete, you will be encouraged to take all the time you need in aftercare treatment, including becoming part of our alumni group and joining our outpatient programs, so you can stay connected to a positive, sober community. If you feel you need a more structured environment to transition to after inpatient treatment, we can provide referrals to our trusted partners who run sober living homes.

Contact Resurgence today to find out more about our medically assisted treatment programs for detoxing, and to learn more about our inpatient and outpatient rehab programs. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, or help you figure out what your next step should be. At Resurgence, our addiction professionals can help you stop using drugs and alcohol, build yourself up into the person you want to be, and remain in recovery for the long run. All you need to do is call. 

Addiction Treatment that
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Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

Does your Insurance Cover Rehab?

At Resurgence, we accept most PPO insurance. Verify your insurance now.