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Medication-Assisted Treatment

Introduction to MAT in Orange County, CA

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a proven approach to treating substance use disorders, combining medications with counseling and behavioral therapies. At SoCal Sunrise, we offer MAT as part of our comprehensive addiction treatment program to support individuals on their journey to recovery.

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Why Choose SoCal Sunrise for MAT?

SoCal Sunrise provides a safe, supportive environment with experienced professionals who specialize in addiction treatment. We understand the unique challenges faced by those struggling with substance use disorders and offer personalized treatment plans to help individuals achieve lasting recovery.

The Goal of MAT

The primary goal of MAT is to help individuals overcome addiction by reducing withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and the risk of relapse. This comprehensive treatment approach addresses the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of addiction, increasing the likelihood of long-term recovery.

How MAT Works

Medications Used in MAT

MAT utilizes FDA-approved medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, to ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. These medications work by targeting the same receptors in the brain affected by drugs, helping to stabilize brain chemistry without producing the same high.

Therapy and Counseling

In addition to medications, MAT includes therapy and counseling to address the psychological and emotional aspects of addiction. These sessions may involve individual, group, or family therapy and focus on building coping skills, identifying triggers, and developing a strong support network.

Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment

Reduced Cravings

MAT has been shown to significantly reduce cravings associated with addiction. By stabilizing brain chemistry, individuals can focus on addressing the underlying issues that contribute to their substance use disorder, making lasting recovery more attainable.

Improved Mental Health

Many individuals struggling with addiction also experience mental health challenges. MAT can help improve mental health by addressing both the addiction and any co-occurring disorders, providing a more comprehensive approach to treatment.

Better Overall Recovery Outcomes

Studies show that individuals who participate in MAT have better overall recovery outcomes, including reduced substance use, improved mental health, and lower relapse rates. This evidence-based treatment approach offers a more effective and sustainable path to recovery.

Who Is a Candidate for MAT at SoCal Sunrise?

Substance Use Disorders Treated

MAT is primarily used to treat opioid use disorders, such as addiction to prescription painkillers or heroin. However, it can also be effective in treating alcohol use disorder. At SoCal Sunrise, our experienced team will assess each individual’s unique situation to determine if MAT is the right approach for their recovery journey.

Assessing Suitability for MAT

Not every individual struggling with addiction is a suitable candidate for MAT. Factors such as medical history, the severity of the addiction, and any co-occurring mental health disorders will be considered when determining if MAT is appropriate. Our team at SoCal Sunrise works closely with each individual to create a personalized treatment plan that best meets their needs.

The SoCal Sunrise Approach to MAT

At SoCal Sunrise, we believe that comprehensive care is essential for successful addiction treatment. Our MAT program is designed to address all aspects of an individual’s recovery, including medical, psychological, and social needs. By offering a holistic approach to treatment, we help individuals build a solid foundation for lasting recovery.

Individualized Treatment Plans

Each person’s journey to recovery is unique, and we understand the importance of personalized treatment plans. Our experienced team creates customized treatment plans for each individual, taking into account their specific needs, goals, and challenges. This individualized approach ensures that every person receives the best possible care and support throughout their recovery journey.

Supportive Environment

At SoCal Sunrise, we provide a nurturing, supportive environment that encourages healing and personal growth. Our team of compassionate professionals is committed to helping individuals overcome addiction and achieve lasting recovery. We believe that a strong support system is crucial for success, and our MAT program is designed to foster connection and collaboration among individuals, their families, and our dedicated staff.

Treatment at SoCal Sunrise

Medication-Assisted Treatment at SoCal Sunrise, including our outpatient medication-assisted treatment, offers a proven, comprehensive approach to addiction recovery. By combining medications with therapy and counseling, we provide individuals with the tools and support they need to overcome addiction and achieve lasting recovery. Our experienced team is committed to helping individuals reclaim their lives and build a brighter future.

Ready to start your journey towards lasting recovery with our Medication Assisted Treatment program? Contact SoCal Sunrise today and let our experienced team guide you on the path to a brighter future. Get Started Now

Clinically Reviewed By:

Joe Cavins, LMFT

Joseph Cavins holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Cal State Fullerton and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Initially inspired during his tenure as a school bus driver, Joseph balanced his duties with his studies, demonstrating a strong commitment to his academic pursuits. Post-graduation, he gained significant experience in clinical settings, interning at Aspen Community Services where he later served for 10 years, eventually becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He also earned certification from the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Association as a Mental Health Provider.

Joseph’s professional journey includes roles in private practice and contracting with the Santa Ana Unified School District’s Special Education Department, culminating in his recent position at Southern California Sunrise Recovery in 2024.