Sharp McDonald Center
Medication-Assisted Treatment Program for Addiction
A proven approach to overcoming addiction.
If you or a loved one continue to struggle with alcohol and opioid dependency, Sharp McDonald Center can help. We offer San Diego's largest and most comprehensive medication-assisted treatment program for addiction.
Opioids and alcohol are powerful drugs, and people who are addicted to them often benefit from ongoing medication assistance after going through initial substance abuse treatment.
Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, is an effective way to sustain your recovery and return to a healthy, meaningful life.
Breaking the cycle of chemical dependency.
Medication-assisted treatment involves the use of FDA-approved medications — alongside counseling, behavioral therapy and other therapeutic interventions — to overcome dependency on alcohol or opioids.
These medications — which can include methadone, acamprosate, naltrexone and buprenorphine (Vivitrol, Suboxone, etc.) — help reduce overpowering cravings and the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal.
A commitment to your recovery from addiction.
During our outpatient program, you will work closely with a doctor and a team of experts on an individualized plan to help you focus on recovery, and develop the skills and confidence needed to achieve your recovery goals. Our highly trained caregivers include board-certified addictionologists, psychologists, experienced nurses and alcohol and drug rehabilitation counselors.
You will also have lifetime access to free aftercare programs offered through Sharp McDonald Center, the region's most comprehensive, hospital-based treatment program for chemical dependence.
Learn more about medication-assisted treatment.
To learn more or to request an assessment for Sharp McDonald Center's medication-assisted treatment program, please give us a call or send us an email.