Choose Change California Homepage
A proven treatment for opioid addiction.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Research shows that a combination of medication and counseling can successfully treat OUD and help sustain recovery.
Treatment options for stimulant addiction do exist.
Medical professionals rely heavily on behavioral interventions and practices for the treatment of Stimulant Use Disorder. Once stimulant addiction has taken hold, professional care is recommended for the best chance at a complete recovery. There are four methods known to be the most effective.
COVID-19 should not delay treatment for addiction. You can safely get treatment today.
COVID-19 Alert: With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, new and unprecedented safety precautions are in place to ensure the safety of those seeking and providing medical and health treatment during this time.
Proven treatment for opioid addiction starts with MAT.
Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT, uses FDA‑approved medications to treat opioid addiction. Coupled with counseling, MAT treats the whole patient and significantly reduces the rate of relapse. Medi‑Cal, Medicare, and many private insurance plans cover MAT.
Start your recovery today, find treatment near you.
Treatment services can be provided in a variety of settings and accessed through a large network of physicians and treatment facilities, including many primary care physicians.
Over 2.5 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder.
MAT has proved to be clinically effective and to significantly reduce the need for inpatient detoxification services for these individuals. MAT provides a more comprehensive, individually tailored program of medication and behavioral therapy.
What is an Opioid?
An opioid is a type of drug found in some prescription pain medicines, as well as in certain “street drugs” such as heroin. Prescription opioids can assist with controlling pain when used under a doctor’s order. Opioids may be addictive and cause side effects, and even death, when used incorrectly.
What is a Stimulant?
Stimulants are a class of drugs that can be both illegal or one of the commonly prescribed substances acting on the central nervous system to increase alertness, attention, and energy with positive effects on mood and arousal. Excessive and non-medical use of stimulant drugs can be dangerous, and even deadly.
MAT just trades one addiction for another.
MAT bridges the biological and behavioral components of addiction. Research indicates that a combination of medication and behavioral therapies can successfully treat SUDs and help sustain recovery.