- Diplomate, American Board of Addiction Medicine
- Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine
- Member, California Society of Addiction Medicine
- Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Practicing Medicine in Victorville since 1992
Here is a Message From Dr. Matney:
I became personally interested in addiction medicine in 2005, when I was introduced to a number of friends and colleagues practicing in this field. I began regularly attending medical lectures on the topic and was fortunate enough to achieve board certification in Addiction Medicine in 2014. We started our medical group, Route 66 Recovery Partners, in 2015, and opened First Step Recovery Center in Victorville in 2016.
Treating addiction gives us the opportunity to impact not only the patient’s life, but also their family and everyone around them, including society in general. Like no other fatal disease in medicine, we can help our patients not only to recover from illness, but when we change lives ravaged by addiction, the patient not only regains their previous level of health but they also come out better than ever before, and they keep getting better and better as the years go by. And instead of spreading their disease to others, they will actually spread their Recovery to others.
That is the miracle of Recovery for me.