Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program Introduction
What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program
"Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a "whole-patient" approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient's needs.
Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. MAT is also used to prevent or reduce opioid overdose (-SAMHSA).
Willamette Family is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of the 2020 State Opioid Response in Oregon to implement MAT throughout our organization. The primary purpose for implementation is to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to evidence-based therapies and medications for people with opioid use disorders.
Available Medication & Services Available Through MAT
- Buprenorphine (i.e. Subutex)
- Buprenorphine/Naloxone (i.e. Suboxone)
- Naltrexone (i.e. Vivitrol)
- Behavioral health treatment groups (residential, IDT, and OP), with MAT-specific evidence based practices
- Recovery supports and wrap-around services for MAT patients
- Prosocial activities (additional prosocial activities led by peer support specifically for MAT patients)
- Peer Support WarmLine (24 hour/day phone number that MAT patients can call if needing peer support)
- Other recovery supports regularly offered by WF, including parenting support, transportation, and housing assistance and referral
No-Barrier Rescue Medication
- WF recently developed a No-Barrier Rescue Medication service. Naloxone nasal spray (NARCAN) is free and available to anyone! Just walk up to our Health Clinic receptionist and request rescue medication. No prescription or appointment needed, and no questions asked.
- Additionally, NARCAN is available to all clients enrolled in treatment with WF.
- WF is excited to provide this life-saving, harm reduction service to our community and clients! Questions? Call the Health Clinic at 541-762-4325.