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Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Los Angeles

The Detox Center of Los Angeles is a top-rated drug and alcohol recovery center for substance abuse treatment in Los Angeles, California.  We offer personalized, comprehensive inpatient care provided by credentialed and experienced medical professionals, therapists, and other treatment providers. 

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The Detox Center of LA is a safe place where you can receive effective treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in Los Angeles, ensuring that you will get the correct types of treatment you need for your unique case.

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MAT Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles

Los Angeles residents that are currently living with an active drug or alcohol addiction and are ready to address their addiction within an addiction treatment program, it is important that you find a recovery center that takes into account your personal needs and goals for addiction recovery. At The Detox Center of LA, we offer the best in addiction treatment methods including a wide variety of evidence-based therapy methods that will support you in healing from your root causes of drug and alcohol addiction while supporting you in safely removing the physical dependence on drugs and alcohol. Your history of substance abuse is unique to you as it developed over time stemming from your own individual circumstances and emotions. Our team of medical professionals and addiction counselors understand the dynamics of drug and alcohol addiction which is why we take the time to create individualized treatment programs that are geared towards the healing processes and supports that you identify you want and need. 

For those Los Angeles residents that have been living with a severe opioid addiction or alcohol addiction, you may have considered quitting your use of drugs and alcohol before and, in some cases, you have attempted to quit your substance abuse but found that you had failed attempts at doing so. This is not a reflection of your strength or willpower, in fact, it demonstrates the powerful nature of drug and alcohol addiction and the impacts that these substances can have on you physically, psychologically, and physiologically. Opioid and alcohol addiction specifically have the ability to create strong physical dependence to your substance of choice and when you attempt to quit alcohol or opioids, an individual will potentially experience severe and, sometimes, life-threatening, withdrawal symptoms that will need to be monitored by medical professionals. A medically assisted treatment program will support Los Angeles residents in safely overcoming physical dependence and reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms and alcohol or drug cravings allowing you to remain focused on your addiction treatment program and overarching goals of living in sobriety. 

What Is MAT?

A medically assisted treatment (MAT) program is designed to support Los Angeles residents who are living with an active alcohol addiction or opioid addiction. When you are in the midst of a substance use disorder and you are wanting to quit your use of opioids or alcohol, you may have concerns about the potential withdrawal symptoms that can occur that can cause significant side effects that are painful or unpleasant. In some cases, individuals will experience intense drug or alcohol cravings that can easily derail their progress in addiction recovery by triggering their brain into wanting to return back to their substance abuse patterns. A MAT program will provide patients with medications that will assist in alleviating the severity of their drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms and significantly reduce any presenting drug and alcohol cravings in order for them to remain focused and on track to achieve their goals for living a life of sober living. 

A MAT program will typically start for patients as you begin your alcohol or drug detox program. However, patients will have the flexibility to start your MAT program right away even if they are unable to attend an alcohol or drug detox program. This helps to break down any barriers to your success and allows you to embark on your road to addiction recovery when you are ready without having to wait until a spot becomes available in alcohol or drug detox within the recovery center. Patients can attend a MAT program within an outpatient rehab setting at first while they wait to enter into your detox and drug and alcohol rehab program.  A MAT program will continue for patients even after your detox program is completed and you transition into a drug and alcohol rehab program. As you move through your inpatient drug rehab and outpatient rehab program, you will begin to heal from the root causes of your drug or alcohol addiction while healing your body from the toxins and chemicals it was exposed to during your substance abuse. As you begin to feel healthier and stronger within your addiction recovery, you will be assessed by the onsite medical professionals that are a part of the clinical addiction treatment team at The Detox Center who will support you in slowly tapering off of the medications provided in a safe, effective manner. 

What To Expect During MAT?

As you start off your MAT program, the first step will be for you to meet with the onsite medical professionals at The Detox Center LA who will complete an initial assessment based on intake questions, medical assessments, and your specific behavioral and medical history. By gaining an understanding of your unique history with alcohol and drug abuse, our team will be able to create a treatment plan that is centered around your specific needs and goals for addiction recovery. At this time, our medical team will be able to ensure that a MAT program is the best option for your treatment plans and current levels of care needed. Once our team is able to gather the appropriate information and determine that a MAT program is the appropriate treatment option for you, you will be invited to begin your addiction treatment program and MAT program. A MAT program is not mandatory for patients. Our team will discuss with you the expectations and desired outcomes for your MAT program to help you determine if this is a program that would interest you in participating in. If you choose to engage in a MAT program, you will be provided with medications that will work to reduce the severity of your withdrawal symptoms and alleviate the intensity of any drug or alcohol cravings. 

Medications that are offered within a MAT program are: 

  • Buprenorphine (also known as suboxone)- This medication is provided for individuals living with an opioid addiction. Patients will experience a reduction in opioid cravings and eliminate severe opioid withdrawal symptoms. 
  • Methadone- This medication is provided to patients overcoming an opioid addiction. Methadone will support in maintaining your withdrawal symptoms to a mild or moderate level while reducing your drug cravings significantly. 
  • Naltrexone- This medication can be used for opioid addiction or alcohol addiction. It helps to reduce cravings and mitigate the severity of withdrawal symptoms. For individuals overcoming an alcohol addiction, naltrexone can act as a method of relapse prevention as it can cause an individual to feel nausea or sick when you attempt to drink alcohol. This can act  as a deterrent for individuals to remain abstinent from alcohol abuse. 


In order for medically assisted treatment (MAT) to be successful and for patients to get the most out of their healing experience, it is important that you will have access to addiction therapy methods that will support you in addressing and healing from the underlying emotions and traumas associated with your drug and alcohol addiction. A MAT program will assist you in overcoming the physical dependence and in order to make a long lasting change towards a life of sober living, it is important to heal from the root causes of your addiction while learning new coping skills and life skills that will support you in avoiding potential relapse behavior. Common evidence based therapy methods that patients are invited to participate in while you are in a MAT program are:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Holistic treatment 
  • Trauma therapy sessions and practices 
  • Relapse prevention psychoeducational groups and skill development  
  • Individual therapy and group therapy sessions 
  • Life skills development
  • 12-step recovery groups and addiction treatment 
  • Nutritional education and therapy 
  • Family therapy 
  • Emotional Self-Regulation Therapy 
  • Art therapy 

Los Angeles residents have unique, busy lifestyles that will require varying levels of care needed to ensure their success in addiction treatment. That is why we offer a variety of formats and types of treatment offered to ensure that your specific needs from a recovery center are being met. Patients will be able to choose to heal within our residential treatment center for inpatient rehab where you will be able to reside in your treatment center alongside other patients. This option allows patients to remove themselves from any external triggers and distractions to ensure they can remain focused on their recovery journey. If you are requiring a flexible option for addiction treatment that will work around your current responsibilities and lifestyle, patients are able to attend an outpatient rehab program of either an intensive outpatient program or a partial hospitalization program. Either outpatient rehab option will invite you to attend the recovery center for individual and group therapy processes while being able to return home each evening and maintain your work and school commitments. 

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

The Detox Center of LA is the leading choice for Los Angeles residents that are ready to begin the healing journey of addiction treatment. Our comprehensive team is composed of medical professionals including nurses and doctors, support staff, addiction counselors, and private chefs that are all dedicated to making your time in drug and alcohol detox and treatment comfortable, safe, and effective. Our dynamic team works collaboratively to develop an individualized treatment program that is centered around your specific needs and goals for addiction recovery. Our continuum of care will ensure that you are able to successfully move through your addiction recovery process with ease and heal from your drug and alcohol addiction physically, emotionally, and mentally. 

Contact one of our friendly team members today to hear more about the comprehensive addiction treatment programs created within our recovery center and get yourself started on your healing journey today.