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Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program in Pasadena
The Detox Center of LA

Drug abuse treatment provides a pathway for people to make a positive change in their lives. Drugs and alcohol can damage a person’s life in many ways.  Substance abuse affects people financially, negatively impacts their careers, and puts a tremendous amount of stress on families and other relationships.  Loved ones often suffer almost as much as someone who is struggling with addiction, too. The negative effects on a societal level, including overdose deaths that have increased notably over the past two decades, continue to add up.  Local law enforcement and government officials in Pasadena California and across the country continue to develop programs and initiatives that help curb the negative impacts of substance abuse around the state and around the nation. 

Why Choose The Detox Center of LA

At The Detox Center of LA, we offer a large number of treatment options to Los Angeles and Pasadena California residents, as well as to all of the surrounding areas.  We also encourage individuals from outside of the area and the state to contact us regarding traveling to our location in order to take advantage of our outstanding residential treatment facility and addiction therapy programs.  

Our MAT program can assist people struggling with many different substance use disorders to get through the initial stage of their recovery. In addition to traditional individual therapy and group sessions within our levels of care, we also offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), family therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, and many other holistic approach options. Additionally, we have treatment programs for drug addicts who also have cooccurring disorders and need to take advantage of mental health care options.

If you or one of your loved ones is struggling with substance use disorders and would like to hear about our levels of care and all of the services we offer, please call us today. 

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MAT Addiction Treatment in Pasadena

There is a wide range of substance use and abuse treatments available in Pasadena California. At The Detox Center of LA, we offer treatment for alcohol use disorders, crystal meth abuse and addiction, opioid addictions, and many other substance use disorders at our rehab facility. One of the most important factors when it comes to substance abuse care is that the individual is comfortable with the environment and with the treatment plans that are available. That’s why at The Detox Center of LA we customize our treatment programs for each and every one of our clients. This allows them to stay committed to their substance abuse treatment and maintain their dedication to beginning their addiction recovery.

Deciding to begin alcohol treatment or treatment for drug addiction is a very big decision. One of the stumbling blocks is that people often do not realize how badly drugs and alcohol are affecting their own life and the lives of their loved ones. It’s hard for people to ask for help under the best of conditions and discussing drug dependence and other substance issues with friends, family members, and strangers at rehab centers is often not something people look forward to doing.

We have a lot of options when it comes to substance abuse treatment available for people in the Pasadena CA area and all of Los Angeles County. We have both outpatient treatment and residential treatment options. We offer MAT addiction recovery plans as well as more traditional alcohol detox and drug detox programs. Many addictions treatment care plans incorporate more than one protocol for a client. By having a lot of options, it’s easy for us to develop the custom-tailored programs we have found to work best for our clients. In the end, helping the most people possible begin their addiction recovery is our goal.

At The Detox Center of LA we make it as simple and easy as possible. Give us a call and we will go over all of the options we have at our treatment center for you. Call us even if you’re not sure if you’re ready to begin treatment and just want to talk about alcoholism and drug problem care options. We’re always here and ready to talk. Our alcohol abuse and drug abuse counselors and support staff will walk you through all of our available plans and protocols and go over any and all details with you. No one ever needs to struggle with substance abuse on their own, so contact us at any time to hear more about how we can help.

What Is MAT?

Medication Assisted Treatment is a drug rehab protocol that was developed mainly for the treatment of opioid dependency but also is used for alcohol treatment to a much lesser degree. For decades, Methadone treatment was used for heroin addiction. References to someone going to a Methadone clinic can be found in music. T.V., and movies throughout the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. One issue with Methadone treatment is that although it is closely monitored, it is still an opioid and can result in addiction issues that need to be dealt with, too. More recently, a combination of two drugs – Buprenorphine and Naloxone – has been developed for the treatment of opioid dependency. This development was spurred on by the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States that has affected small towns and big cities across the country. The development of new rehab options for opioid treatment has helped immensely, but rehab centers still struggle to keep up with new substances and combinations of drugs being used and abused.

Buprenorphine and Naloxone-based medicines for drug-assisted treatment come in multiple forms and can be found under several different brand names. Here are some of the FDA-approved products for opioid treatment:

Bunavail (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film
Cassipa (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film
Probuphine (buprenorphine) implant for subdermal administration
Sublocade (buprenorphine extended‐release) injection for subcutaneous use
Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film for sublingual or buccal use, or sublingual tablet.
Subutex (buprenorphine) sublingual tablet
Zubsolv (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablets

Methadone is still used as an option for drug-assisted treatment MAT, but at this time Suboxone and other Buprenorphine and Naloxone products are used more often. Again, no matter what type of abuse treatments seem like the best choice for an individual, it’s important for them to feel comfortable with their care plan in order for it to be successful.

MAT addiction treatment can be one of the cornerstones of a person’s addiction recovery, but it is not meant to be a standalone rehab protocol. MAT addiction medicine is used for three reasons. First, it allows a person to immediately stop using a substance that could be very dangerous due to the way it was manufactured. Some people who develop opioid addictions do so by either using or abusing prescription medications. However, once they are addicted, they may not be able to get the number of prescription drugs to meet their needs and will have to buy either illicit street drugs like heroin, black market prescription opioids, or fake or counterfeit opioid pills. In all of the above categories, there is no way to tell the exact dose a person is getting, which can lead to overdose and even death. A Methadone clinic or other program issues exact doses of monitored and tested prescription medications to all participants.

The second reason is that Buprenorphine and Naloxone based medicines were specifically developed to help patients with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Although individuals going through opioid treatment should also take part in other drug detox protocols, not being affected as much by cravings and withdrawal is a big plus when it comes to going through the detox process. The third reason is that once a person starts on a MAT treatment plan the dosages they are given can slowly be reduced so that they are eventually weaned off of all substances and all toxins are removed from their body.

What To Expect During MAT?

During an overall rehab program that includes MAT services for addiction, an individual has a lot of other options when it comes to their addiction recovery steps. As mentioned, Medically Assisted Treatment should be accompanied by other forms of rehab care. For example, an individual could take part in or begin a MAT program while they are in a hospital inpatient detox. This may sound redundant, but while the MAT addiction medicine works on physically removing the substances from their body, medical personnel can assist with other ways drugs and alcohol have affected them.

MAT can also be included in a residential inpatient care program. Someone taking part in a 30, 60, or 90-day residential treatment plan can also be receiving replacement drug therapy. Combining these two levels of care can help greatly with relapse prevention as someone begins their recovery. Many people also take part in a MAT program in an outpatient setting. Outpatient programs are flexible and often include both individual therapy and group sessions. This, combined with MAT treatment is another good care combination.

Due to the fact that MAT is often conducted in a clinic setting, individuals can also take part in specialized outpatient programs. These include partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient plans. Intensive outpatient treatment involves taking part in more therapy sessions each week than standard outpatient care which can be very helpful during the beginning stages of recovery. Partial hospitalization plans are done on the same basis but with more sessions each week than an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). All of these options can include different types of behavioral therapy, which when incorporated into an overall continuum of care can create a very strong foundation for someone’s continued success in recovery.

While someone is going through opioid treatment, they may also need to address a co-occurring disorder. Individuals who struggle with addiction often also need to deal with mental health and behavioral health issues. A dual diagnosis that includes drug addiction and a mental disorder should be treated together in order to make sure neither issue suffers due to a treatment protocol for the other.

Why Choose The Detox Center of LA For Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction

Drug rehabs like The Detox Center of LA, which services all of Los Angeles County, including areas like Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara, offer a lot of different options when it comes to being treated for drugs and alcohol. At our treatment facility, we offer care in both residential treatment and outpatient treatment environments. Patients can also combine treatment in these two settings as part of an overall continuum of care. We also have specialized behavioral therapy options like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). These types of therapy delve into the underlying thoughts, feelings, and habits that can be the root cause of alcohol abuse and drug abuse.

All of these programs can be combined with MAT services for addiction. If you or one of your loved ones is struggling with substance abuse, call us today to find out more about what we have to offer and enjoy Pasadena sober living.