Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services

Medically assisted treatment – Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) - utilizes prescription medication such as Suboxone, Subutex, Vivitrol, Antabuse, Methadone, Naltrexon, etc. These prescriptions fill the receptor in the brain that the opioid or other drug would use to create a high, and prevent the individual from getting high from drug abuse. These medications do not have a intoxicating effect. They help control or diminish cravings, and assist the person into getting their life back in control. People on these medications no longer have to worry about getting sick from withdrawals or having cravings that interrupt their ability to function. Individuals on the MAT program must agree to stay on the medication for a minimum of 2 years, as that is the amount of time studies have shown it takes for the brain and body to heal, and for an individual to stabilize the different areas of their lives.

MAT Assessment

There is no assessment necessary for this service, however, to be in MAT services, the client must actively participate in a substance use program. To do this, they may need a substance use assessment.

  • Time of completion: Two (2) years to whole life depending what the client needs to maintain their productivity and sobriety.
  • Location offered: Long Beach and Raymond

Individual Follow Up

The client will meet with a medication provider who specializes in MAT treatment for a 30 minute follow up to determine the appropriate dose, its effectiveness, and any side effects.

  • Time of completion: 30 minutes.
  • Location offered: Long Beach and Raymond

MAT Prescription Drug Overdose and Addiction (PDOA)

The client will meet with a peer counselor whose life has been touched by substance use. They will gain extra support and assistance connecting with resources that will assist in their new life of recovery. This program offers a peer lead group, and a peer counselor lead group twice (2) a week to give individuals who have made it through treatment that extra support they need in their newly sober life. Individuals who have maintiained their sobriety and are in sustained remission can take on the role of a peer group leader (please note there is a difference between peer counselor and peer group leader).

  • Time of completion: Participants can use this service as they need. The groups run on a 6 month cycle, then restart.
  • Location offered: Long Beach and Raymond

Opioid Use Recovery and Resiliency (OURR)

OURR is a grant funded program specifically designed for a Certified Peer Support Counselor who works specifically with clients who have an Opioid Use Disorder (previous or current use of Opiates/Opioids) and who meets criteria to reengage the workforce. This program works with individuals as well as a family member who has been detrimentally impacted by opioid use.

Anyone who has lost their job due to their own drug use, or someone in their life’s drug use can meet with a peer counselor who specializes in finding new employment.

  • Time of completion: Varies on availability and client need.
  • Location offered: Long Beach and Raymond

No one will be denied services based on inability to pay and discounts are available based on family size and income.

Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) Cost

Medicaid, Medicare, and many other private insurances are accepted that may cover these services. If the person is not insured or on Medicaid and needs to pay cash, please see financial breakdown below

  • MAT Assessment: $150
  • Individual Follow Up (30 mins. Session): $120
  • MAT Prescription Drug Overdose and Addiction (MAT-PDOA): No charge
  • Opioid Use Recovery and Resiliency (OURR): No charge