The Matrix Model of substance addiction treatment was developed in the 1980s alongside the rise of the cocaine epidemic. Drawing from a variety of other treatment programs like behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family-based therapy, the Matrix Model is specifically designed to treat people suffering from an addiction to cocaine, methamphetamine, ADHD, or other stimulants.

The Matrix Model is an integrative and regimented outpatient treatment program that is designed to last 16 weeks. Patients are encouraged to remain engaged in their treatment by completing assignments on the materials contained in program manuals.

A typical Matrix Model treatment program will involve:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Urinalysis and breath tests
  • 12-step meetings
  • Relapse analysis
  • Social support networks

While the Matrix Model is most noted for its successes in the field of stimulant addiction treatment, research suggests that it can be an effective approach for other forms of substance addiction as well. In particular, the Matrix Model has been shown to extend recovery and improve client consistency.

While the benefits of the Matrix Model should not be downplayed or dismissed, people with severe substance addictions may find it beneficial to enroll in a full-time residential treatment program before attempting outpatient therapy.

The Asana Recovery Center offers a comprehensive residential treatment program in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. Call us today at (949) 438-4504 to find out whether our drug and alcohol addiction treatment program may be the right fit for you.