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Medication Assisted Treatment as a New Years Resolution

The finale to the holiday season includes the societal ritual of New Year’s resolutions.  Most resolutions revolve around the correction of negative behaviors such as overeating and financial habits.  At this time of renewal, those with alcohol dependence or drug addiction are looking for answers to their seemingly hopeless problems.

One plausible answer is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).  MAT is used for medical detoxification, alcohol and opiate craving reduction, and as a harm reduction strategy.  These medications minimize physical withdrawals, improve treatment outcomes, and help to ensure long-term recovery.

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides residential or outpatient medical detoxification to patients who have a physical dependence to alcohol or drugs.  MAT is important at this stage of treatment due to high risk of relapse during physical withdrawal.  Each patient is assessed prior to admission to alcohol or drug detox for the level of care they will receive.

Since opiate and alcohol cravings are major reasons for relapse, we assess patients with those addictions for Vivitrol injections.  Craving reduction removes the distraction during treatment, and makes it less likely that patients will relapse.  Patients with alcoholism have reported positive results with Vivitrol, and we expect similar results with heroin and prescription drug addiction patients.

We also offer outpatient Methadone treatment as a harm reduction strategy for individuals who have struggled with multiple relapses.  Methadone maintenance has proven to help individuals return to productive lives, without the need chase after their drugs of choice.  It is a safe and effective way to stop the use of dangerous mixtures and amounts of opiates.

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides medication assisted treatment as part of our commitment to integrated behavioral healthcare in alcohol and drug treatment.  If you or a loved one needs help for alcohol dependence or drug addiction, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us here.

Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.



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