Matrix Institute on Addictions exists to help those who misuse, abuse or are addicted to alcohol or drugs (prescription or illicit substances) find a way to recovery; to promote a better understanding of addictions, and to improve the quality and availability of addiction treatment services.Recovery support hope

MISSION STATEMENT The Matrix Institute is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug use through treatment, education, and research.

Back in 1984 when Matrix Institute on Addictions first opened its doors to patients, no one could have imagined the significant impact we would make in the years ahead. Today, we’re marking 30 years of important milestones in the field of substance abuse treatment – always with an eye toward the next groundbreaking contributions, we can make in the decades ahead.

Importantly, Matrix is celebrating the thousands of lives saved – both literally and figuratively, relationships restored and purpose reclaimed through our innovative treatment model, which is recognized as one of the most effective, evidence-based outpatient alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs in the world.

The Matrix Model Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program includes several key components that complement each other and combine to produce an integrated outpatient treatment experience that works. Critical elements of the program include:

  • Early Recovery Groups
  • Relapse Prevention Groups
  • Family Education Groups
  • Individual Sessions
  • Social Support Groups
  • 12-Step Meetings

Moreover, the program is characterized by a positive, collaborative and mutually respectful relationship between the patient and therapist that contributes greatly to our high rates of sobriety.

Among its many accolades, the Matrix Model has been acknowledged by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as an effective and scientifically based approach. In addiction, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has listed the model on its National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This prestigious listing was based on the cumulative data from evaluations of the Matrix Model spanning the past 30 years.

For a more detailed description of the Matrix Model please download the Matrix Model Whitepaper

Matrix Institute on Addictions is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

In addition to the approximately 21,000 patients Matrix has treated, our staff also has trained more than 6,000 individuals in 50 states and 21 countries to offer the acclaimed Matrix Model Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program.

Training has been conducted for high schools, colleges, mental health professionals, medical facilities, substance abuse treatment programs, managed care organizations, law enforcement agencies, judges, churches, and synagogues. What sets Matrix apart is our ability to tailor topics and materials to meet the specific needs of each respective “audience,” which makes our training sessions uniquely relevant and impactful.

Revised versions of the Matrix Manual for Intensive Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment and Matrix Manual for Criminal Justice Populations were released in 2014. In addition, an adaptation of the treatment manual specially designed for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) is widely used throughout the U.S.

Demand for our training services is growing around the world. Internationally, the Matrix Model has been introduced in Canada, Mexico, Curacao, Brazil, Slovakia, Spain, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, South Africa, Thailand, Japan and Abu Dhabi. The treatment manual also has been translated into five languages (Spanish, Thai, Slovakian, Japanese and Arabic).

Matrix Institute on Addictions continues to lead the field in collaborating with researchers to find new, effective treatments for substance abuse. Our research has helped in the development of new methods that keep patients in treatment longer – which helps them have greater success. It has also resulted in new medications for alcohol dependence (Campral and Revia) and opioid dependence (Suboxone or Buprenorphine).

Currently, we’re working with NIDA and other organizations to identify a medication to help people with methamphetamine or cocaine dependence.

The Matrix Model has been developed, refined and evaluated through three decades of research. Its use has spread across the country as Federal, State, and local governments increasingly require treatment providers to use methods that research has shown to be effective. Demand for research-based treatment options is fueling international growth as well. Moving forward, Matrix is committed to expanding our research activities and incorporating new and improved treatments into existing programs.