MAT Addiction Treatment for Portland Residents

Often, individuals have difficulty initially stopping drug and alcohol abuse due to intense and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Physical aspects of addiction can make it virtually impossible to quit substance use as much as you want to stop. Medically assisted treatment programs in Portland can help curve withdrawal symptoms and cravings with the help of medications and other therapies. Resurgence Behavioral Health offers a top-rated medical detox program to Portland, Oregon residents who are ready to take back control of their lives.

Our board-certified doctors, nurses, and psychiatrists oversee our medically assisted treatment program, which can be used throughout the entire recovery process. We personalize every treatment program using various evidence-based addiction therapies. Individual and group therapy sessions will help uncover and treat the root cause of addiction. However, the effects of psychotherapy can take several weeks to work which is where medication-assisted treatment can help bridge that gap. MAT can help ease lingering withdrawal symptoms and co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression while patients learn and implement healthier coping mechanisms.

MAT is an important tool in our substance abuse and addiction treatment program at Resurgence, but it is only a small part of our comprehensive recovery programs. We offer several levels of care including medical detox, residential inpatient rehab, partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), aftercare programs, and an alumni program. FDA-approved medications can be used throughout any of our levels of care to meet you where you are in your journey toward recovery.

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What Is MAT?

Medically assisted treatment (MAT) is one of several evidence-based addiction therapies used in drug and alcohol rehab programs. Medications are used to help individuals struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and co-occurring disorders find relief from their symptoms. It is a major component of drug and alcohol detox to reduce cravings and withdrawals which are worse during the initial stages of recovery. At Resurgence Behavioral Health, MAT is also used as part of our dual diagnosis program to ease mental health disorder symptoms often seen in substance abuse. MAT is most effective when used alongside other addiction treatment therapies such as psychotherapy and group therapy.

MAT can be throughout the recovery process and even in long-term care. At Resurgence, MAT is an essential part of our medical detox program as it ensures patient safety during the withdrawal process as some substances can lead to dangerous symptoms such as seizures. Even without dangerous withdrawal symptoms, detoxing from drugs and alcohol is extremely uncomfortable and painful, which is what leads many individuals to quickly relapse when attempting sobriety on their own. Our MAT program can eliminate many unnecessary withdrawals and improve your chances of eliminating all toxic substances from your system.

Benefits of MAT in addiction treatment include:

  • Alleviating withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
  • Safeguarding the withdrawal process.
  • Blocking the ability of a substance to create a high during relapse prevention.
  • Drugs and alcohol are deterrents by causing adverse effects if the substance is consumed.
  • Treating co-occurring disorders commonly seen in addiction and substance abuse including ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

What To Expect During MAT?

The first step in the medically assisted treatment program at Resurgence is a thorough physical and psychological evaluation. Our clinicians use this information to create a personalized treatment plan and have an idea of what may be expected during your detox process. Inpatient detox will include 24-hour supervision by a team of doctors and nurses so they can monitor your vitals and administer medications as withdrawal symptoms arise. Our detox facility is adequately stocked with various FDA-approved medications, psychiatric medications, and over-the-counter drugs to treat any type of substance abuse. Medical staff is also available to quickly act in the event of an emergency.

You can expect withdrawal symptoms to begin hours after your last drink or dose and last anywhere from 3 to 10 days, or more. Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on several factors including age, sex, weight, type of substance(s) abused, overall health, and severity of the addiction. Several types of medications may be used during your medically assisted treatment program, which can include:

  • Buprenorphine. Used to alleviate opioid withdrawals and cravings.
  • Benzodiazepines. Sedative and anti-seizure medications are commonly used during alcohol detox.
  • Beta-Blockers. Controls blood pressure and heart rate during the withdrawal process as they can reach dangerous levels.
  • Antipsychotics. Withdrawal symptoms can include delirium, hallucinations, and psychosis which can be relieved with the use of antipsychotics.
  • Naltrexone. This medication is usually used in relapse prevention and outpatient treatment as it reduces the pleasurable effects of alcohol and opioids.
  • Disulfiram. This medication works by blocking the breakdown of alcohol which causes the person to feel extremely ill if they ingest alcohol. Disulfiram is best used in outpatient treatment and relapse prevention plans.

Antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs. Co-occurring disorders like depression and anxiety are common alongside addictions and need to be treated simultaneously for effective recovery. Psychiatric drugs are used both in short-term and long-term treatment programs while patients learn and apply effective coping skills in psychotherapy.

Even if you have tried to stop using before and been unsuccessful, we encourage you to keep going and give it one more try. When you work with us we will use a number of specialized pharmaceutical medications, including highly effective agents like naloxone and suboxone, to give your body the head start it needs on the healing process, all while keeping you as safe and comfortable as possible.

Your road to a better life begins today, so pick up the phone and give us a call. The staff at Resurgence are experts at all things medical, including our innovative medically assisted treatment program, and we will guide you every step along the way, so you can go on to live a happier and healthier life and be there for your loved ones back home in Dallas.

Why Choose Resurgence For Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiciton

Resurgence offers Portland residents struggling with drug and alcohol addiction the best chance at long-term recovery through our comprehensive treatment programs which include medically assisted treatment. Our programs address the underlying causes of addiction through evidence-based addiction therapies such as cognitive behavioral thermally, support groups, and medication-assisted treatment. Clients can access all levels of care within our treatment center, starting with immersive inpatient treatment, all the way through flexible outpatient treatment programs which allow an easy transition back to the real world. Upon completing your program, you will leave our rehab center with the necessary tools and skills needed to self-manage your recovery for a lifetime.

If you or a loved one are struggling with stopping drug and alcohol abuse, please give us a call today at (855) 459-0050 to talk to one of our intake specialists and get an idea of what your personalized treatment plan may look like.

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

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