Medication-Assisted Treatment in Costa Mesa

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a type of treatment where medications are utilized in addition to behavioral therapy. 

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Patients who undergo detox and addiction recovery may be prescribed certain medications to help them restabilize upon quitting drugs or alcohol. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Medication-Assisted Treatment is “the use of FDA- approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a ‘whole-patient’ approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.”

Currently, three drugs are approved by the FDA for treating opioid dependence: buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone. These medication-assisted treatment methods have been proven safe and effective in combination with counseling and psychosocial support. Because of the recurring nature of an opioid use disorder, a doctor should re-evaluate the need for continuing MAT periodically. Additionally, there is no maximum recommended duration of maintenance treatment, and for some patients, treatment may continue indefinitely.

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Benefits Of Medicated Assisted Treatment

Suboxone

We’ve seen positive results of Medication-Assisted Treatment with Suboxone. Suboxone is the name of a medication that is a mixture of Buprenorphine + Naloxone.

In today’s world of addiction recovery medicine, MAT with Suboxone has shown to be an excellent choice to treat opioid addictions.

We do not use Methadone at our Costa Mesa facility.

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Naloxone

We’ve seen positive results of Medication-Assisted Treatment with Suboxone. Suboxone is the name of a medication that is a mixture of Buprenorphine + Naloxone.

In today’s world of addiction recovery medicine, MAT with Suboxone has shown to be a good choice to treat opioid addictions.

We do not use Methadone at our Costa Mesa facility.

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Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is the component in Suboxone that alleviates withdrawal symptoms and discomfort. It’s considered pharmaceutically safe and non-addictive.

Buprenorphine reduces cravings for opioid drugs, which is also why it’s commonly recommended for withdrawal in recovering addicts. As a partial opioid agonist, it activates opioid receptors in the brain but does not give the addictive sense of euphoria that heroin or other drugs give.

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