Austin Addiction Medicine Associates
Healing and Sobriety are Possible for Anyone!
Austin’s Top Doctors
Dr Masters is board certified in Addiction Medicine and is the only Addiction Medicine doctor in Austin, Texas to have been designated a “Top Doctor” 4 years in a row including: 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. A “Top Doctor” is selected by their peers.
2018 Top Doctor
2019 Top Doctor
2020 Top Doctor
2021 Top Doctor
Accurate diagnosis and timely treatment of common psychiatric diseases is crucial to the success of patients attempting to get sober. All evaluations are performed by Dr. Masters in a comprehensive and systematic manner in order to arrive at the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Overdose is the #1 cause of Accidental Death in America today. Opioids combined with Xanax or Alcohol is the usual cause of death. In order to intervene in the disease of Opioid Dependence it is necessary to interrupt the cycle of craving, relapse, and withdrawal which imprisons the Heroin or Opioid user in an endless cycle of addiction. Suboxone interrupts the cycle.
Depression is not a weakness of character, an inability to deal with life, a case of chronic wimphood, or a moral failing. It is a neurochemical imbalance in your brain that can be triggered by general anesthesia, viral infections (e.g. Covid-19), or stressful life circumstances. The medications used to treat depression are safe, effective, cheap (usually), and well tolerated. Left untreated, depression can cause relapse to your addictive disorder.
This diagnosis is very common in the addict/alcoholic population and it is crucial to treat this appropriately. Bipolar is the most common cause of suicide. Untreated bipolar individuals have a suicide rate that is 10-30 times that of the normal population. Long term treatment with medication is usually indicated.
Detoxification and treatment of Alcoholism are central to Dr. Masters’ practice. Individual assessment and referral to inpatient or outpatient treatment programs are standard practice in addition to the use of medications to decrease cravings. AA is strongly encouraged because it has a good track record and its free.
Many of the anti-depressants used to treat Depression are also effective for anxiety. Dr. Masters tries to avoid the use of Benzodiazepines (aka, Xanax and its relatives) in the addict population because these are drugs of abuse. Dr. Masters will work with you to find the right combination of medication to relieve your angst.
Treatment of ADHD must take into account several factors and there is no “One Size Fits All” approach to this diagnosis. Patients who are not adequately treated for this illness often perform poorly in work or school and they have difficulty learning the cognitive skills to successfully negotiate sobriety.
Read What Patients Say…
Dr. Masters is an AMAZING physician, and human being in general. He is so kind and will educate you on what steps you need to take to get control of your life. He does not judge you in the least. You can be brutally honest with him, no matter what the issue is. If you aren’t serious about changing your life, then he’s not right for you. He WILL HELP YOU, but you have to be 100% on board with his program, just be completely honest with him. Thank you Dr. Masters for all your help! What a truly amazing person. I would DEFINITELY recommend him.
Dr. Masters is a very compassionate person who made me feel more comfortable than any doctor I’ve ever been to. I was completely honest, and I don’t think I have ever been that honest to a doctor, but he made me feel safe. I appreciate this man so much! He has made my life manageable again. Thank you! I’d definitely recommend him! Very smart man!.
“Very Compassionate Person”
Dr Masters has made my life better by helping me stay sober 8 yrs and counting.
“Life is Better”
Best doctor ever, cares about all aspects of my life and has helped me with my addiction in more ways than one. Plus super nice and easy to get along with.
“Best Doctor Ever”
I highly recommend Dr. Masters. He is very knowledgeable in his area of expertise and is a true asset to the Addiction Medicine industry.
Dr. Masters has been an essential part of my addiction recovery. It took a while to arrive at the right combo and dosage of my meds, but that’s the nature of psyche meds. They have often taken some tweaking to get to the right formula for me. Dr. Masters led me through that process with great care to see how I reacted to different ones. He also monitors how I am doing with the core addiction issues. I would recommend him to anyone who is serious about recovery
“Essential Part of My Rcovery”
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Contact Matt Masters for a free 15 minute consultation now – 512-810-2079
Why Choose AAMA
Dr. Masters is the only Addiction Medicine doctor in Austin, TX to have been awarded “Top Doctor” status (based on the opinion of his peers) 4 years in a row. Dr. Masters teaches the Addiction Medicine portion of the Psychiatry rotation for Texas A&M School of Medicine in Round Rock, TX; he has lectured widely on Addiction Medicine Topics; he spent 5 years doing inpatient addiction treatment; and he was the Medical Director of MARS Methadone Clinic for 6 years. Dr. Masters’ most recent lecture was on “The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Addicted Physician” which he did for the Texas Medical Association and the Travis County Medical Society.
Medical Student Education
Dr. Masters is actively involved in medical student and resident education in an effort to increase the knowledge base of our younger doctors in this overtly neglected, but extremely important, area of medicine.
A Commitment to Getting it Right
Accurate diagnosis, timely treatment, and effective problem solving.
Videos & Radio
Principal Broadcasting Scroll down the page and click on "Dr. Matthew Masters, Addiction Medicine 7:38" https://www.principalbroadcasting.com/profiles
Addicts, Alcoholics, and their Friends and Family
Austin Addiction Medicine Associates – New Youtube Series
"Suboxone and Methadone for Treatment of Heroin and Opiate Dependence"
News & Articles
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The Family Disease of Alcoholism and Addiction
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Addiction, The Disease of the Latter 20th Century
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