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a medical professional wearing glasses smiles after explaining to a person about how a mat program can benefit themMedication-assisted treatment (MAT) has profoundly impacted the recovery of people with specific addictions. It is commonly used to treat people with opioid use disorders (OUD) and alcohol use disorders (AUD). MAT programs offer wrap-around care that includes medications to reduce or eliminate cravings in conjunction with psychotherapy. At Evoke Wellness at San Marcos, we understand that overcoming addiction is a challenging journey.

Our MAT program in San Marcos, Texas, is designed to address the unique needs of individuals with OUD and AUD. Our team draws on our multidisciplinary expertise, including board-certified addiction medicine physicians, clinical counselors, and nurses. Together they provide personalized care that not only supports abstinence from substances but also promotes long-term recovery. Contact Evoke Wellness at San Marcos today at 888.450.2285. Our addiction treatment programs are here to help you or a loved one heal addiction at its core.

Understanding Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment combines the use of FDA-approved medications with counseling and therapy to treat substance use disorders. It’s a “whole patient” approach to treatment that addresses both the physical symptoms of withdrawal and the psychological factors contributing to addiction.

It uses safe medications to help return your brain chemistry to balance. Substance misuse can shut down your brain’s ability to produce its own neurotransmitters as it becomes increasingly dependent on substances. Opioid and alcohol use disrupts the feedback loop in the brain that helps balance the flow of normally occurring brain chemicals. Without substances and your brain being unbalanced, it’s hard to feel any pleasure.

In order to allow your brain to recover, it’s essential to manage the strong urge to use when withdrawal symptoms start. The medication component of your MAT therapy will help your body and brain function normally without the need for opioids or alcohol to stimulate your pleasure center. MAT has been proven effective in treating alcohol and opioid use disorders, reducing the risk of overdose and increasing retention in treatment. It’s a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic, but it’s also an effective treatment option for other substance use disorders.

Medications Used in Our MAT Program

The following medications are commonly used in medication-assisted treatment:

These medications stabilize your brain chemistry and reduce cravings. They can help you to resist the urge to use opioids or alcohol, even when withdrawal symptoms arise. Delivery methods may include:

  • Monthly injection
  • Long-term sub-dermal implant
  • Dissolving sublingual pill or film

Whatever MAT protocol you and your treatment team decide on will be the one that is best suited for you.

If you're ready to start your journey to recovery, we're here to help.

The Role of Counseling in MAT

In addition to medications used in MAT treatment, our team at Evoke Wellness at San Marcos also provides a comprehensive counseling program tailored to each individual’s needs. Counseling plays a significant role in MAT, providing support and guidance throughout the entire recovery process.

Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that includes evidence-based counseling techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). We also provide support for co-occurring mental health conditions like depression or anxiety disorder, which can help improve overall health.

In a MAT program, you will experience a reduction in cravings and often the inability to feel high if you relapse. This can give you the strength and motivation to focus on therapy, whether it is one-on-one counseling or group therapy.

The Benefits of Our MAT Program

Our MAT program at Evoke Wellness at San Marcos offers several benefits. It reduces the risk of relapse by managing withdrawal symptoms and cravings. It also allows you to engage more fully in therapy and counseling because you’re not struggling with the physical symptoms of withdrawal.

Additionally, our MAT program addresses co-occurring mental health conditions often accompanying substance use disorders. By treating both conditions simultaneously, we can help you achieve a more stable and sustainable recovery.

Call Evoke Wellness at San Marcos Now

If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, reach out to us at Evoke Wellness at San Marcos. Our dedicated team is ready to help guide you through your recovery journey. With our medication-assisted treatment program, hope and healing are within reach. Call 888.450.2285 today or message us through our online contact form.