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“Healing and sobriety are possible for anyone.”

The purpose of this introduction is to acquaint the reader with the field of addiction medicine and with Dr. Masters’ approach to the care of patients. The diagnosis and treatment of addicts and alcoholics involves a systematic approach, which addresses the biological, psychological, spiritual, familial, and social components of the disease.

The addiction medicine physician is typically involved from the outset in terms of the immediate management of detoxification in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. Following detoxification, the real work of early recovery ensues and the physician continues to monitor the patient’s progress and to screen for concurrent illnesses. Some of the services provided include: the counseling of friends and family members on the most effective approaches to intervention; the use of medications to control cravings; the diagnosis and treatment of concurrent disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, or bipolar disorder; the evaluation of progress within a twelve step group; and Suboxone induction and maintenance for opiate addiction.

This website is dedicated to the proposition that “healing and sobriety are possible for anyone” and that “awareness is curative.” To that end, Dr. Masters has populated the site with a variety of articles that address the common concerns and misconceptions that confound both patients and family members. The website continues to be a work in progress and the reader is encouraged to re-visit periodically as new material is added.

HEALTH INSURANCE ACCEPTED. SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS ARE POSSIBLE, BUT NO GUARANTEES ARE GIVEN ABOUT AVAILABILITY. BOARD CERTIFIED IN ADDICTION MEDICINE.  WE ACCEPT HEALTH INSURANCE AND PAYMENT OPTIONS INCLUDE:  CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS, CASH, OR CHECK.

Dr. Matthew Masters

Dr. Masters is board certified in both Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine and has been in practice in Austin, Texas since 1990. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School in Houston in 1987 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brackenridge Hospital here in Austin, Texas. In February of 2008, Dr. Masters obtained privileges at Texas Star Recovery and began his study of Addiction Medicine under the tutelage of Dr. William Loving. During his tenure at Texas Star Recovery, Dr. Masters became an Adjunct Professor at Texas A & M School of Medicine and taught Addiction Medicine to fourth year medical students.

In October of 2012, Dr. Masters entered the full time outpatient practice of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Masters participated in the “Professional in Residence” program at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. During this weeklong program Dr. Masters lived with the patients who were undergoing treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction at the Betty Ford Center.

Dr. Masters is a member in good standing in the following organizations: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, Texas Medical Association, and the Travis County Medical Association. Dr. Masters is the recipient of the “Volunteer of the Year” award at El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Church for his service to the Hispanic working poor. Dr. Masters was recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Austin Monthly Magazine in January of 2018 and again in January of 2019.  The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to a physician who has been selected by his peers for this honor.  Dr. Masters lectures on the disease of addiction and welcomes invitations to speak.

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