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MAT Addiction Treatment in Port St. Lucie

Over the past several decades addiction and behavioral health treatment organizations have had to increase and enhance the programs they offer for substance use disorders.  Due to the opioid epidemic in the United States, treatment for opioid dependence is one of the areas where drug or alcohol treatment centers have added programs and resources.  Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT, is a program for addiction targeted at opioid addiction, and is also employed for alcohol addiction in some cases, too. Substance abuse can do damage to a person’s life in many ways and a Medication Assisted Treatment plan can be an excellent option to help someone with their addiction recovery.


If you or one of your loved ones is struggling with drug addiction or alcohol addiction and would like to discuss your treatment plan options, call us at DayBreak today.  We’re here to help.

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Alumni Testimonials

Daybreak changed my life. The staff – from the nurses, therapists, managers, and most importantly – the on-site techs, were all extremely helpful in our recovery. Everything you need is available from detox all the way through residential treatment. (I did not participate in any further treatment options). If you or someone you love really wants the help, this is a great place to find it. This is definitely something that you take out what you put in, and if you participate in the groups, the therapy, and take advantage of the help that they willingly offer – you can make change here. Thanks to the Daybreak family, I am 101 days into a powerful new life.

Andre P.

Daybreak has been extremely beneficial in my recovery process. The staff, many of whom are in recovery themselves, have shown me repeatedly that they genuinely care about me and all the other clients here. This fact, combined with their knowledge on the recovery process, has benefited me more than any other treatment center in the past. My counselor, Holly, has been especially helpful to me. I would absolutely recommend Daybreak to a friend or anyone struggling with addiction.

Kyle M.

I cannot say enough about this place! Daybreak saved my life! From the minute I walked in the door I was treated with respect, dignity, and a compassion I had never experienced in any of the many other treatment facilities I had been to. What made the difference for me was the staff. The people who worked there truly cared about me and my recovery. There honestly was never a moment that I felt alone and the fact that many of the staff are in recovery themselves meant they truly understood what I was going through at my most vulnerable. Knowing these people were so invested in saving me from myself, were always there if I needed to talk, and that they honestly cared about me and my recovery undoubtedly made all the difference for me. Daybreak also maintains a family atmosphere in such beautiful facilities and makes sure that your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs are being met. I’ve never had such an amazing experience in treatment before. If you or a loved one is suffering please let Daybreak give you the opportunity to get your life back.

Keri P.


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What Is MAT?

Drugs and alcohol can both be treated as part of a Medication Assisted Treatment plan.  It is most commonly used during opioid detox, which can have very severe withdrawal symptoms.  Treatment for opioid dependence can often be a multi-phase process including drug detox, inpatient treatment, and outpatient programs. A program for addiction works best when it is customized for the individual client, which is what we do at DayBreak Treatment Solutions. Substance Use Disorders affect each person in different ways and by having a customized care plan their exact needs can be met. A combination of residential treatment and one or more outpatient programs can be the perfect combination for someone’s successful start in recovery. Medical detox, which is different from a Medication Assisted Treatment program, can be very helpful, too.

If you are in the Port Saint Lucie Florida area and are struggling with drug abuse, there are recovery resources available to you.  One choice that many people have to consider when exploring detox programs and other treatment options is location.  Is it better to travel or to seek an outpatient or residential program locally.  Our drug and alcohol counselors can help you decide. Addiction and mental health services are available around the entire country and it is a very personal decision as to whether someone should travel or stay in their local area.  If you are struggling with an opioid dependence at DayBreak we can help you decide where rehab treatment will work best for you.

MAT is a form of substance abuse treatment often used as part of a care plan for opioid use disorders. Opioid addictions can cause severe and in extreme cases life threatening withdrawal symptoms.  A MAT program can assist with someone who needs further care than a more typical medical detox program can offer.  Medication Assisted Treatment uses prescription medications like Methadone and Suboxone in order to wean a person off of all the toxins and substances in their body. The process can be done in an inpatient or outpatient program, spending on the protocol a specific treatment facility uses. For many decades, treatment for drug addicts with heroin addictions including them receiving daily doses of Methadone at an addiction clinic. The process would then be for them to receive slightly lower doses so that they could slowly detox from their heroin or opioid addictions. Opioid withdrawal will affect each individual in different ways.  Here are some of the typical withdrawal symptoms drug addicts who abuse opioids can experience during detox:

  • muscle aches
  • restlessness
  • anxiety
  • lacrimation (eyes tearing up)
  • runny nose
  • excessive sweating
  • inability to sleep
  • yawning very often
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal cramping
  • goosebumps on the skin
  • nausea and vomiting
  • dilated pupils and possibly blurry vision
  • rapid heart rate
  • high blood pressure

More recently, inspired by the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States, the combination drug Suboxone was designed specifically for the treatment of opioid dependence. Suboxone is a partial agonist, so while it still has opioid qualities, it is not as addictive as opioids themselves, or Methadone.  The second aspect of Suboxone is that it has qualities that help reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings.  The Methadone clinic approach is still used but Suboxone has become a more popular opioid abuse treatment option. If you would like to know more about MSAT or any of the other levels of care available at our recovery center, call any time to speak to one of our highly trained counselors.

What To Expect During MAT?

Opioid use disorders affect an estimated two million people in the United States. The goal of MAT or any other treatment program is for an individual to fully recover and continue a drug-free lifestyle over the long-term. MAT programs have become popular across the country and have shown to be successful.  Here are some of  the good points involved in  Medication Assisted Treatment plans as part of substance abuse programs: 


  • Increased retention in substance abuse treatment programs
  • Decreased illicit opiate use and other criminal activity among people with substance use disorders
  • Increased patient ability to gain and maintain employment
  • Improved birth outcomes among women who have substance use disorders and are pregnant


MAT is also used for alcohol addiction treatment, too.  Acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone are the medications most commonly used in alcohol addiction MAT programs.  MAT programs can last for months or even years, depending on the exact needs of the client and what addiction medicine is being used.  For longer treatment programs, addiction treatments are conducted at outpatient rehab centers.

Why Choose DayBreak For Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction

Medication Assisted Treatment can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan to assist someone with their alcohol addiction or opioid addiction.  When someone has been involved with substance abuse for a long time, it is much better to ease them off of the drugs or alcohol they have been consuming rather than to shock their system and risk traumatic results. Behavioral health and drug and alcohol abuse treatment specialists understand that each person beginning their recovery will need specific attention during detox, rehab, and aftercare. 

If you would like to know more about the levels of care and treatment options we offer at DayBreak Treatment Solutions, please call us today.