Medication Assisted Treatment

 
 
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What is medication assisted treatment?

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based treatment approach wherein a client receives counseling services in conjunction with medications designed to manage craving and withdrawal symptoms, usually from opioids/heroin.

MAT programs researched during the nationwide opioid crisis have been found to have a success rate of 86%.

For more information, please view the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration information on this treatment approach here.

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Eligibility

Anyone with a history of substance use or misuse who would benefit from MAT services is eligible for this program.

You do not need to be court-mandated or on probation.

Through grants made available by the City of Reno, The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies, and Reno Police Department, we have been able to expand our services to those who are not in a court program.

Medications commonly used for this program are buprenorphine and naltrexone. Please contact us for more information on these medications, or to make an appointment.

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Services

  • Substance Use and Mental Health Counseling in the individual and group setting

  • Available to both adult and adolescent clients

  • Medication management provided by Advance Practice Registered Nurse

  • Case management

  • Peer support services

  • Drug testing

  • Overdose education and prevention for family members

  • Medication checks