Medication Assisted Detox Program

Counselor talking to rehab patient about medication assisted treatment program.Have you or a loved one been struggling to maintain long term sobriety from opiates? Does it seem like you gather a few weeks or months of sobriety only to find yourself resorting back to heroin or other opiates? We get it. Recovery isn’t easy but Revive Wellness and Detox and Florida Life Recovery has created a program that may just help you achieve that long term sobriety that you have been so desperately trying to achieve for years! Our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program allows clients to use Suboxone maintenance while being monitored in a clinical and medical setting.

What exactly is MAT?

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, such as Suboxone, along with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose. MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates.

How does MAT work?

A client is admitted to our detox unit to be evaluated. From there, we detox you from all the drugs you may be currently addicted to, including alcohol. We then get your opiate tolerance to a manageable level under the direction of our medical team by systematically tapering you down. Once you are physically feeling better, we continue your Suboxone maintenance by placing you in Florida Life Recovery in our Medication Assisted Treatment program. You will live in a sober home, attend daily groups and outside self-help meetings, as well as enjoy all of the other amenities our treatment program offers. After our clinical team assesses your mental health, you will eventually be able to get a job and enjoy the freedoms of recovery. You can do all this while taking your daily dose of Suboxone to help curtail any continuing physical or mental withdrawal and obsession to use.

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What is the difference between Revive Wellness and Detox and Florida Life Recovery?

Revive Wellness and Detox is specifically our detox program. Florida Life Recovery is the name of our rehab program that contains all other levels of care including partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), and regular outpatient sessions (OP). We are licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) under the Revive Wellness and Detox name.

How is your MAT program different than a regular PHP or IOP treatment program?

It’s not! You will enjoy the same freedoms, group therapy experiences, and individual therapy sessions as anyone else not in our MAT program. The only difference between you and a client who is not in our MAT program is that you will be given Suboxone as deemed appropriate by our medical team.

Is MAT limited to just Suboxone?

Absolutely not! While Suboxone is the primary medication used to treat opioid dependence, our medical team will work with you to determine the most appropriate medication(s) to place you on to help in your recovery.

Does MAT conflict with AA or NA’s model of recovery?

Not at all! The purpose of MAT isn’t to allow you to continue getting high. It will be a small enough dose to stop any major cravings and allow you to focus long enough to get the therapy you need but not high enough for it to alter your mind. According to The AA Member-Medications and Other Drugs pamphlet, “It becomes clear that just as it is wrong to enable or support any alcoholic to become re-addicted to any drug, it’s equally wrong to deprive any alcoholic of medication, which can alleviate or control other disabling physical and/or emotional problems.”

Does MAT actually help?

Yes, MAT is really working! We are seeing clients recover much more quickly with fewer relapses by utilizing the Medication Assisted Treatment model of recovery. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, “When prescribed and monitored properly, MATs have proved effective in helping patients recover. Moreover, they have been shown to be safe and cost-effective and to reduce the risk of overdose. A study of heroin-overdose deaths in Baltimore between 1995 and 2009 found an association between the increasing availability of methadone and buprenorphine and an approximately 50% decrease in the number of fatal overdoses. In addition, some MATs increase patients’ retention in treatment, and they all improve social functioning as well as reduce the risks of infectious-disease transmission and of engagement in criminal activities.”

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Does your facility use Methadone?

We do not. We find buprenorphine (Suboxone) to be a better alternative with fewer side effects.

What is the next step?

Give our admissions coordinators a call today by calling 844-TO-DETOX (844-863-3869). We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any of your questions and walk you through the admissions process. We can arrange your transportation needs, give loved ones weekly status updates on your treatment progress, with your permission, of course, and provide letters to probation officers, employers, and other officials. We also provide assistance with housing, food, and basic necessities to help get you back on your feet.

I have heard that Florida has a lot of unethical treatment centers. How do I know your facility isn’t one of them?

Revive Wellness and Detox and Florida Life Recovery are fully accredited by The Joint Commission and have achieved the Gold Seal of Approval for quality and safety standards. We utilize evidence-based treatment therapies and always put client care and safety above everything. See for yourself by navigating to our Joint Commission Quality Check Report.