Medication Assisted Treatment
MAT is the treatment of addiction and withdrawl as a chronic medical and behavioral health condition. Please call (541) 523-7400 for more information.
To provide our community with the tools and resources needed to manage opioid use, misuse, and abuse, while working within the continuum of care with primary care physicians and behavioral health specialists.
- Transition from opioid and opioid based medications to medications used to limit and reduce withdrawl symptoms
- Treatment of alcohol and stimulant use disorders
- Physical evaluation of client health
- Individual and group substance use disorder treatment
- Individual mental health counselling
- Assistance with referrals to mental health, psychiatry, medical detox and other programs.
Potential Benefits and Risks of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Medications
- Control of withdrawal symptoms when quitting opioid use.
- Supports patients with opioid use disorder in quitting other opioid use.
- Treatment can be conducted without daily attendance at a clinic to obtain medication
- Patients become physically dependent on buprenorphine
- May experience some opioid-related side effects including constipation and, particularly when increasing dosage, mild sedation
- Potential drug interactions with other substances, especially sedating drugs and alcohol
Naltrexone or Vivitrol
- Decreases reactivity to drug-conditioned cues and decreases cravings
- Blocks the euphoric and sedative effects of drugs such as heroin, morphine, and codeine
- Vivitrol is an one a month injectable medication, no need to remember to take daily
- May cause liver injury
Potential drug interactions with other substances, especially sedating drugs and alcohol
- Possible injection site reactions
- A community partner
- A caring and compassionate care provider
- We conceptionalize substance use disorders as a chronic health condition in need of medical and behavioral treatment and support
- A multidisciplinary team focused on addressing all symptoms
Misconceptions (What we are not):
- We are not a methadone clinic
- MD: Dr. David Richards
Prescribes medications, evaluates clients, and insures medical compliance.
- PMHNPs: Reta Warner, Colleen Davenport, Richard Cain
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners: Prescribe MAT medications and/or psychotropic medications.
- CGAC-R, QMHA-R, CADCII: David Fry
MAT Program Supervisor. Provides Mental Health evaluations and individual counseling. Substance Use disorder evaluations, group and individual treatment.
- MAT CADCI: Chuck Campos
Substance Use Disorder evaluations, group and individual treatment.
- CMAs: Cindy Flynn, Misty Brinton, Shaylee Joseph
Certified Medical Assistants: The patients direct link to MAT prescribers. Coordinates care with primary care physicians
- Case Manager: Vince Mitchell
Communicates and coordinates care between behavioral health professionals and MAT program and makes appropriate referrals to additional resources as needed.
Our clients are treated with dignity and respect by all doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physician assistants and other health care professionals.
Medications Used in MAT program
- Subutex (Buprenorphine)