Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance Use Disorder

Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance Use Disorder | Conyngham Primary Health Care Center

What is Medically Assisted Treatment?

Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder, which can help some people to sustain recovery. This treatment option is provided as part of a comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Program that includes individual and group services, primary care, certified recovery and peer specialists, crisis intervention, and support for substance-use related medical emergencies.

Philosophy of Care

Our approach to treatment utilizes the American Medical Association’s definition of addiction as a “chronic, progressive, primary illness affecting the, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the individual and family.” Children’s Service Center and Robinson Counseling Center are Sanctuary-Focused Organizations dedicated to creating a high-functioning, compassionate and health community.

Delivery of Services

Medical, nursing and support professionals provide Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) in a convenient primary care setting on the same campus as other outpatient Substance Use Disorder Services. The Conyngham Primary Health Care Center staff includes an internal medicine physician/medical director, nurse practitioners, nurses, and support staff to address patients’ primary care needs in addition to addiction medicine.

Patients can expect to receive a comprehensive assessment at the time of intake, including a discussion on what medication may be the most appropriate for their recovery needs.

In addition to primary care, patients also have access to our on-site pharmacy and mental health services, along with other resources in the Substance Use Disorder program for a fully integrated approach to treatment.

Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) is part of a comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Program that includes:

  • Individual and Group Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • School and Community-Based Prevention Education
  • Outpatient Mental Health
  • Medication Management
  • Primary Care (Conyngham Primary Health Care Center)
  • Lab and Pharmacy Services
  • Certified Recovery Specialist
  • Certified Peer Specialist
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Community Warm Handoff Program (support for substance use-related medical emergencies)
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