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Medication-Assisted Treatment for You

Effective Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Program in San Diego, CA

Medication-Assisted Treatment at San Diego Detox​

Some people believe that using medication for substance abuse treatment is like replacing one addiction with another. However, we would like to alleviate that potential fear and replace it with peace of mind. If medication-assisted treatment is the best path for you, we will help you through it to a life free from any substance dependency.

At San Diego Detox, we have developed a safe method of treating addiction with an effective combination of FDA-approved medications and evidence-based therapies. This factor has made our medication-assisted treatment program at San Diego Detox richly beneficial in treating substance use disorders. Clients experience safe and professional detox under the care of experienced doctors and nurses in our staff.

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the combination of evidence-based therapies with medications and is usually used in treating opioid and alcohol addiction.

One common situation that occurs in substance use dependence and the recovery process is the strong urge to use, even after detox and treatment. While these cravings are a normal occurrence for individuals who are trying to stay sober, they can hamper the treatment process and heighten the chances for relapse. The good news, however, is that there are certain medications that have been proven to be successful in assisting people to overcome the urges, thereby increasing rates of maintaining abstinence.

Some of these medications include buprenorphine, Probuphine, methadone, naloxone, naltrexone, disulfiram, acamprosate, and more.

We know that medication alone is not enough in helping you achieve and sustain long-term sobriety. With that in mind, our addiction treatment program targets you as we make effective use of evidence-based behavioral therapies, education, and relapse prevention programs – all in addition to medication.

Therapies Incorporated into our MAT Program

At San Diego Detox, we offer specific therapies that teach users who are recovering how to successfully manage triggers and cravings.

By providing the proper medications alongside the therapies listed, we help clients achieve long-term sobriety.

SD Detox Therapies

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family System Approach to Treatment
  • Midlife Adult Treatment
  • Music Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Seeking Safety: A Treatment for PTSD and Substance Use Disorders
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Ecopsychology Outdoor Group Therapy
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy
  • Psychoeducational Group Sessions
  • Mindfulness and Grounding Practices
  • Guided Meditation
  • Breath Work
  • Yoga
  • Spiritual Development

MAT Starts with Clinical Evaluation

If you or your loved one choose to enter our substance use disorder treatment program, our clinical team will have to first evaluate your unique condition. We do this step for a number of reasons, including:

  • To properly understand your type of addiction challenge
  • To know how severe your substance use disorder is
  • To check for any underlying mental health challenges aside from the substance use disorder

Call us right away or fill out the contact form to request a call-back or get more information about our medication-assisted treatment.