Addiction is a complex issue that is not solved by willpower alone. It is a brain disorder that causes physical neural and chemical changes that cannot be completely reversed, changing the way the brain functions. Physical dependence, along with behavioral changes, causes a person to experience feelings of discomfort, anxiety, and strong drug cravings when they try to quit. 

Many people also have co-occurring mental health issues that can exacerbate addiction issues as well. PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, and other mental illnesses can become interconnected with substance abuse. People may abuse drugs to try and self-medicate for their mental health symptoms, and some drugs can actually make symptoms of mental illnesses worse. Both issues feed off of one another, and the treatment of one and ignoring the other may cause symptoms to worsen. 

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 PLEASE let Daybreak give you the opportunity to get your life back.

Keri P.


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What Is MAT?

There are behavioral, emotional, social, and psychological reasons behind addiction. Because it is such a complex and nuanced issue, treatment programs for drug addiction need to provide integrated comprehensive treatment plans that focus not only on the physical addiction, but also on the overall holistic wellness of the person, like a medically assisted treatment (MAT) plan that can be integrated into inpatient and outpatient rehab.

In the MAT program at DayBreak treatment centers, we provide the physical, psychological, emotional, medical, and holistic support you need to be able to quit drugs, with mental health and medication-assisted treatment provided throughout all levels of care, from your initial detox through inpatient and outpatient rehab, with continued medication management, a safe and effective tapering schedule, and all the care and support you need to wean off the drugs for good.

Medically assisted treatment (MAT) at DayBreak offers a whole-patient approach to healing, combining the use of FDA-approved prescription doses of medications with behavioral therapy, medical care and treatments, counseling, and holistic treatments together for a combined approach, helping patients stop using dangerous drugs and alcohol without suffering needlessly or putting themselves in unnecessary danger.

At the DayBreak Allentown comprehensive treatment center, even if you have been using drugs in large amounts, mixing drugs and alcohol together, or using serious drugs for a long time, we can help you slowly cut down the level of drugs in your system in a safe tapering-off method, combined with medications that will keep you as comfortable as possible inside our detox center and beyond. MAT can help with withdrawal symptoms like:

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Headaches and muscle aches
  • Fever, cold flashes, and other flu-like symptoms
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Tremors
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, cramps and nausea
  • Severe drug cravings
  • Psychiatric issues like drug-induced psychosis, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, fear, and paranoia
  • Seizures
  • Delirium tremens
  • Physical health issues

Along with care like buprenorphine maintenance, suboxone maintenance, and methadone maintenance, you will also receive treatments like psychiatric medications and targeted therapy for mental health disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder and others.

At the DayBreak comprehensive treatment center near Allentown PA, your substance abuse and addiction treatment will be given in a comprehensive and customized program, with treatments scheduled and tailored to suit your needs as an individual. Your body will purge the unhealthy toxins from your system as you rest, regain your physical strength, and begin to work toward recovery through group and individual therapy, and other behavioral therapy, psychiatric care, and wellness programs.


What to Expect During MAT?

During medication-assisted treatment (MAT), most patients will begin by moving into our sober residential detox center, living there full-time as you detox. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted inside the building, and being away from these temptations in a safe and supportive, gender-separated home will reduce the risk of relapsing as you detox. In our inpatient acute detox and medication-assisted detox program you will have:

  • caring and supportive therapists, counselors, holistic treatment providers, doctors and nurses there for you 24 hours a day
  • medications that are FDA-approved to treat opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders safely and effectively, given to help block drug cravings and help you through any discomfort, pain, anxiety, and other withdrawal symptoms so you can rest properly
  • a comfortable bed, a semi-private room (with a maximum of one roommate),
  • a serene atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, allowing you the time and space to heal and focus on your own wellness
  • luxury amenities like holistic spa services, salon services, movie theater access, and detox massages

Why Choose DayBreak for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?

At our addiction treatment center in Allentown, we provide trauma-informed care every step of the way. This means staff members understand trauma and will do all they can to avoid creating situations of power imbalance or fear. At DayBreak we want to create an open, communicative, and trustworthy relationship with all patients, answering questions honestly and making sure you give informed consent before going ahead with any treatments. Detoxing does not need to be a traumatic experience, and we will do all we can to ensure you feel physically and emotionally safe throughout your time with us.

We are not just another methadone clinic for opioid addiction and drug abuse. At DayBreak rehab centers, we have recovery resources that begin early in the MAT program alongside medical detox, like therapy, counseling, and health programs, and our treatment plans integrate the entire continuum of care, so when you are physically stable you may move directly into an inpatient rehab or outpatient treatment program. You may also wish to move into one of our partnered halfway houses and attend a partial hospitalization program or intensive outpatient program while receiving care and treatments from the same doctors, therapists, and other caregivers. This provides a continuity of care that ensures you are not left behind, and that you do not need to get to know new doctors over and over again.

Daybreak offers the treatment for underlying emotional pain and mental health disorders needed, along with help dealing with social issues, behavioral issues, and psychiatric issues that lead to addiction. Healing the roots of addiction, with integrated treatments for biological and behavioral health issues is the best way to avoid future relapse.

To learn more about accessing MAT treatment for alcohol use disorder and drug addiction, please call our team at (844) 695-0083. We can help you or a loved one through alcohol and drug addiction in a safe and effective program that will provide the relapse prevention techniques, social and peer support, and long-term care needed to live a sober and independent, self-directed life after rehab. We are accepting Allentown Pennsylvania patients now.