Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based treatment that combines both medication and therapy to address substance use disorders.

Valley Health offers comprehensive MAT programs at the Hurricane and Highlawn health centers. Participants in these programs are prescribed maintenance therapy medication(s) that are FDA approved to treat opioid dependence or alcohol dependence, in combination with regularly scheduled professional therapy services, advocacy to reduce barriers, and access to a peer recovery coach. All patients are individually assessed to determine the most appropriate plan of care including medication type, dosage, and frequency of services.

Valley Health also operates a Vivitrol program for opioid dependence at our 10th street location. Therapy services are provided by partnering community agencies.

It is the mission of the providers within Valley Health’s MAT program to provide the highest quality in addiction services to those who are seeking outpatient treatment and pursuing an improved quality of life.

We believe every person should be respected and treated with dignity and compassion. We value and believe in the possibilities of hope, honesty, and hard work.

Program Requirements

Potential participants must undergo a screening process designed to help the treatment team assess the needs of each individual. For more information regarding this process, please contact our Hurricane or Highlawn health centers.

  1. All potential participants will be scheduled for a mental health assessment with a licensed behavioral health provider and, if applicable, an initial assessment with a program physician or physician extender to discuss medication. The Initial medical assessment will include a physical exam and laboratory screenings.
  2. Once admitted into the MAT program, participants are required to engage in a combination of weekly medication management and therapy appointments for the first 12 months, including group and individual therapies. Due to COVID-19, some services offered may be conducted via telehealth if appropriate.
  3. If deemed appropriate at 12+ months of treatment, participants may be eligible to move to a different phase of care in which medication management and therapy sessions occur less frequently.

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