MAT Addiction Treatment for Residents of Palo Alto

A severe addiction can fundamentally change the way that your brain works. As a person abuses drugs or alcohol, their brain chemistry begins to change as their body becomes more and more used to the presence of the substance. It can lead to persistent problems such as experience psychological withdrawal symptoms and cravings for months and even years making it extremely difficult to achieve long-term sobriety.

Medically-assisted treatment (MAT) can be a way for people with severe addictions who fear that they may relapse in the future after treatment or have relapsed after intensive treatment to sustain their recovery. Our MAT addiction treatment for residents of Palo Alto gives you a way to overcome the persistent issues that you may face in long-term recovery from addiction.

At Resurgence, we provide a comprehensive treatment program for drug or alcohol addiction. The addition of MAT can enhance your recovery so that relapse can be prevented and you can feel more normal again. Even if there was a relapse, then the effects of the substance can be blocked. Through our MAT program for addiction for the residents of Palo Alto, the help you need to overcome addiction can be found.

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What is MAT?

MAT or medically-assisted treatment is a type of treatment plan that aims to prevent relapse, improve the effects of therapy and counseling, and help heal the brain functions that have been affected by substance abuse. It achieves this through a combination of behavioral therapies as well as medication that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is a long-term treatment plan that may last for months or in some cases, years.

In order the be able to get the advantages that the medications provide, MAT programs include a behavioral therapy component. The goal is to be able to eventually not need the medication anymore as the positive changes from behavioral therapy take hold. The medication is essentially like a safety net to allow for the effective therapies to work and give you ample time for that to happen.

The medications that are used in MAT programs cover a variety of purposes. Some medications may block the effects of alcohol and opioids while others work to restore brain function and stop you from experiencing psychological symptoms such as depression. For example, in heavy opioid abuse, a person’s natural ability to produce reward-based chemicals that are crucial for healthy brain function becomes diminished. Even if the person was to stop using opioids, then they would still be affected by it in the long term as they lack the ability to produce chemicals such as dopamine in adequate amounts.

The medications used in our medically-assisted treatment program for residents of Palo Alto help with the imbalance that may be present in your brain chemistry. This not only helps to reduce things like cravings and mood disorders, but it can also help behavioral therapies to be more impactful.

MAT programs are approved by the National Institute on Drug Abuse among other organizations that study addiction treatment because they have the ability to help save lives. Many drug overdoses occur when a person relapses after a period of sobriety. When a person stops using an addictive substance, then their tolerance lowers. If they were to relapse, then the risk of overdose is high because the person may unknowingly take too much. MAT programs are therefore a crucial part of long-term recovery from addiction.

What to Expect During MAT

MAT programs generally follow a normal treatment plan. At Resurgence, we will personalize your treatment plan so that it’s better suited to your specific recovery needs. It will also help us to be able to set some goals for you that you can work toward in the short and long term. MAT essentially becomes one of your core treatment programs that will run alongside other treatments that are deemed appropriate for you.

In our rehab program, we may discover that you have a co-occurring mental health disorder and because we offer a comprehensive range of treatments, we are able to provide on-site treatment for these mental health disorders that often co-occur with addiction.

You can expect to go through a medical detox program initially to help you through your withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can be very intense and the medication that we use in this program along with our medical monitoring can make sure that alcohol and drug rehab goes well. You can also expect to take part in evidence-based behavioral therapies throughout your MAT program. These include treatment models such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, and dialectic behavioral therapy among others.

The medications that we use for opioid addiction treatment may include naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine. For the treatment of alcohol addiction, you may be given medications such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone. These medications given over an extended period of time will be a key part of your MAT program.

Why Choose Resurgence for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?

Resurgence is the best rehab that offers MAT programs for residents of Palo Alto. Not only is our facility accredited by the well-known Joint Commission but we are also monitored by LegitScript because of our use of medication in our medical detox and MAT programs. We have specialized treatment programs for all types of commonly abused substances and through our compassionate and comprehensive approach, we can help you or someone you care about to effectively manage addiction so that long-term recovery becomes possible.

Take some time to call Resurgence today so that you can begin your medically-assisted treatment plan for residents of Palo Alto. Addiction is a manageable mental health disorder and with our help, you can overcome addiction.

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

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