At the Addiction Recovery Institute of America, we understand how important it is to deal with withdrawal symptoms for a successful detox and recovery. With our medication-assisted treatment approach (MAT), you get the care you need to get through detox with the right medication support. Our treatment is focused on helping you manage your symptoms so that you can learn about addiction and get the continual treatment you need to stay sober. When you build a strong foundation in the early stages of your recovery, it becomes easier to maintain your sobriety.


The detox process is difficult for many people because of the withdrawal symptoms. It is common to relapse if you try to quit “cold turkey” at home without the proper substance abuse treatment at a medical detox facility.

MAT provides support for the withdrawal symptoms you might experience. You are supervised throughout the process for your safety. Alcohol and different drugs produce a wide range of withdrawal symptoms that make detox difficult. What’s more, withdrawal symptoms can manifest in physical, emotional, and psychological ways. How long you have been abusing substances and how much you are using will also impact the severity of your symptoms. Our trained medical staff will be there to help reduce your pain and discomfort during this trying time.


Medication-assisted treatment can:

  • Am I ready to go back to work or school on a more regular basis?
  • After having completed a residential program, a partial hospitalization program, or an intensive outpatient program, am I ready to live more independently?
  • Am I ready to take on the responsibilities associated with living at home or living independently in a community residence?
  • Do I have a support network of friends, family, and peers in recovery that I can turn to in times of need?
  • Do I have the skills I need in place to handle the inevitable stressful situations and triggers that I will encounter outside of treatment?

With medication-assisted treatment, you get the specialized care you need as you work on your recovery. Many people are afraid of going through the pain of the withdrawal process, and MAT makes this easier. You are supervised throughout the process, and you can go through detox in a safe, professional environment. When you need substance abuse treatment, MAT gives you the ability to participate more in your overall treatment.


An effective MAT program will help you slowly reduce your dependence on drugs or alcohol while also reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms you experience. At our facility, we only use FDA-approved medications to help treat our clients who are struggling with alcohol or opioid use disorder.

Alcohol Use Disorder Medications

  • Acamprosate
  • Disulfiram
  • Naltrexone

Opioid Use Disorder Medications

  • Buprenorphine
  • Methadone
  • Naltrexone

Our facility is also equipped with Naloxone to reverse the effects of opioid overdose.


There is no standard MAT program that fits everyone. Our experienced substance abuse care counselors will thoroughly assess each of our clients to determine the best medicated-assisted treatment program for their needs.

During the assessment, the type, severity, and length of the substance abuse disorder will be taken into account as well as the client’s recovery goals. Our clients may also be asked to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if there are any mental health issues that can result in co-occurring disorders.

If you have experienced relapse, entering into the ARIA medication-assisted treatment program can help prevent further instances of this happening.


Once you go through medical detox with medication-assisted treatment, it becomes easier to move forward with your treatment plan. You will work with a counselor to develop a treatment plan that will outline your goals, strengths, and weaknesses. You may need MAT throughout your care as you learn about your addiction and the impact it has had on your life.

Treatment after medical detox may include:

  • Short-term rehabilitation so that you can build a stronger foundation of recovery
  • Intensive outpatient treatment to receive care during the day and return home each night
  • Long-term rehabilitation when you are not ready to return home to the community
  • Sober living to live among peers and transition slowly back to home
  • Working with a therapist throughout your journey to get professional support

Your substance abuse treatment and recovery process will be unique to you and your needs. You will work with to develop coping strategies and learn about your addiction triggers. When you do the work it takes to improve your relapse prevention strategies, you are more likely to remain sober over the long term. You can heal from your addiction, and MAT can help you do that. As you progress in treatment, you may discover that you have untreated anxiety or depression that benefits from medication.


Struggling with substance abuse disorder can be difficult, especially when you feel that you have no one to support you. Here at ARIA, we will give you the strong and supportive environment that you need to succeed in your recovery journey.

Medication-assisted treatment gives you the ability to get through your detox and recovery process with support for any negative symptoms you are having. At the Addiction Recovery Institute of America, we provide MAT care and the resources you need every step of the way of your recovery. When you are tired of living the life of addiction, and you need substance abuse treatment, we are ready to help. Contact our team today at 844.973.2611, and we’ll help you find a program that will fit your specific needs.