Medically Assisted Treatment

MAT and Resources

MAT offers FDA approved medications that help to address the opioid withdrawal symptoms and promote long-term recovery.

Medical professional consultation with patient

Medically Assisted Treatment

Your Recovery Just Ahead
  • MAT allows people to recover by relieving withdrawal symptoms.

  • When properly prescribed, MAT medications reduce drug cravings and can prevent relapse without causing a “high”.

  • This treatment approach has shown to improve patient survival, increase retention in treatment, employment ability and activities of daily living while also decreasing opioid use and criminal activity.

Benefits of MAT

  • Replaces dopamine (dopamine is a hormone that occurs naturally in our bodies)
  • Improves a person’s daily living and overall well-being
  • Increased retention in treatment
  • Decreased cravings (cravings begin when there is a lack of dopamine)
  • Decreased opioid use (e.g. use of fentanyl)
  • Decreased intravenous drug use (IVDU) and complications
  • Decreased overdose
  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased criminal behavior
Cleveland Clinic. (2022, March 23). Dopamine: What it is, Function & Symptoms.

Types of MAT

  • Buprenorphine (also known as Suboxone, Buprenex, Sublocade, Subutex, and Butrans)
  • Methadone (also known as Dolophine, Diskets, and Methadose)
  • Naltrexone (also known as Vivitrol, Decade, and Revia)
  • Brixadi

Our MAT Programs

Adult Alcohol & Drug Treatment and Recovery Program

Currently in progress for MAT, 18+ who meet criteria for Substance Abuse Disorder, Insurance: Medi-Cal, Medi-Medi, or are unfunded

3288 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 13
San Diego, CA 92104
Tel: (619) 521-5720

Expanding Horizons

MAT for substance use and alcohol use, 18-29, Insurance: MediCal or no insurance

3539 College Ave
San Diego, CA 92115
Tel: (619) 818-3788

Additional Access to MAT

Contact Information


Program Coordinator

Tel: (619) 340-3707


Care Coordinator

Tel: (619) 605-9561

A New Path - Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing
Live Well San Diego
Narcan Direct
YOR California: California Youth Opioid Response

This service is supported by a federal grant under the State Opioid Response Program, with funding provided by the California Department of Health Care Services