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Medication Assisted
Treatment (MAT)

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Center Point DAAC's Narcotic Treatment Program is CARF accredited.

Our medication-assisted treatment program is covered by Medi-Cal, Kaiser, and Medicare.

We accept Medi-Cal, Medicare, Kaiser, and offer affordable private-pay rates for our medication assisted treatment services. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) refers to a comprehensive approach to substance abuse treatment that combines the use of FDA-approved medications with counseling, behavioral therapies, and support services. MAT is primarily used for individuals struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD) or alcohol use disorder (AUD). It is designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms, manage cravings, and support individuals in their recovery journey. MAT is provided under the supervision of healthcare professionals and addiction specialists. Methadone and Suboxone services are provided through Center Point DAAC's REAP program (Redwood Empire Addiction Program). MAT services for individuals with alcohol use disorders are provided through our outpatient or residential programs. 

Center Point DAAC offers three medication assisted treatment programs for opioid use disorders:

Outpatient Methadone Detox (OMD): Medically supervised detox from methadone on an outpatient basis. 

Outpatient Methadone Maintenance (OMM): Long-term outpatient treatment and medication program for people looking for more stabilization and/or longer period of time on MAT service. Our methadone maintenance program is designed to assist people gain stability, addressing key issues caused by or made worse by their use of opioids and gain long-term support through individual and group counseling.

Other Medication: We also offer Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) utilizing many of the other common medication used to treat a variety of substance use disorders. 

Here are some key characteristics and components of medication assisted treatment services:

  1. FDA-Approved Medications: MAT utilizes specific medications that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat opioid or alcohol addiction. For opioid addiction, medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are commonly used. For alcohol addiction, medications like naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram are prescribed. These medications help reduce cravings, prevent withdrawal symptoms, and restore balance in brain chemistry.

  2. Comprehensive Assessment: Before initiating MAT, individuals undergo a thorough assessment by healthcare professionals to determine the appropriate medication and treatment plan. The assessment considers factors such as the severity of addiction, physical health, mental health, medication history, and any co-occurring disorders.

  3. Medical Supervision: MAT is overseen by healthcare professionals who specialize in addiction medicine. They provide ongoing medical supervision, monitor medication effectiveness, adjust dosages if needed, and address any potential side effects or concerns.

  4. Counseling and Behavioral Therapies: MAT is not solely focused on medication. It is integrated with counseling and behavioral therapies as an essential part of treatment. Individual counseling, group therapy, and other evidence-based therapies are incorporated to address the psychological, emotional, and social aspects of addiction. These therapies help individuals develop coping skills, address underlying issues, and make lifestyle changes to support long-term recovery.

  5. Individualized Treatment Plans: MAT is tailored to each individual's specific needs and circumstances. Treatment plans are personalized based on factors such as the type and severity of addiction, medical history, medication response, and treatment goals. This individualized approach ensures that the treatment aligns with the unique needs and preferences of each person.

  6. Continued Support and Monitoring: MAT services typically involve ongoing support and monitoring to ensure the effectiveness of treatment. Regular follow-up appointments, medication management, and counseling sessions are provided to track progress, address challenges, and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.

  7. Collaboration and Holistic Care: MAT often involves collaboration among healthcare providers, addiction specialists, counselors, and other professionals to provide holistic care. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that individuals receive comprehensive support and address the various dimensions of their recovery.

 

Medication-Assisted Treatment has shown to be an effective approach for managing opioid and alcohol addiction. By combining medications with counseling and support, MAT helps individuals stabilize their lives, manage cravings, reduce the risk of relapse, and improve overall well-being. It offers a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to support individuals in their recovery journey, promoting long-term success and improved quality of life.

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