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. 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.
The ultimate goal of MAT is full recovery, including the ability to live a self-directed life. This treatment approach has been shown to:
- Improve patient survival
- Increase retention in treatment
- Decrease illicit opiate use and other criminal activity among people with substance use disorders
- Increase patients’ ability to gain and maintain employment
- Improve birth outcomes among women who have substance use disorders and are pregnant
Here at La Familia we use Buprenorphine (Suboxone ®, Buprenorphine/Naloxone), to treat Opioid Use Disorder as part of our primary care services and in an out-patient setting.
MAT During Pregnancy
Going through opioid withdrawal when pregnant is risky. Buprenorphine is safest in pregnancy. Our program includes comprehensive prenatal care, delivery, and post-partum services.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call (505) 982-4425 or our Recovery Program direct lines;
Myriam Salazar, MBBS, CCHW. Program Manager: (505) 982-6925
Roberta Garcia, Certified Community Health Worker- Doula: (505) 982-6922
Odalis Pacheco, BA. Assistant Case Manager: (505) 982-6926
HARM REDUCTION AND NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Health Care for the Homeless Clinic, 1532B Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Monday to Friday 8 to 5 pm (closed at noon).
Our Needle Exchange Program at Health Care for the Homeless provides access to sterile needles and syringes, safe disposal of used syringes, and provide links to other important services and programs such as:
- Referral to substance use disorder treatment programs.
- Screening, care, and treatment for viral hepatitis and HIV.
- Education about overdose prevention and safer injection practices.
- Vaccinations, including those for hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
- Screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
- Abscess and wound care.
- Naloxone distribution and education.
- Referral to social, mental health, and other medical services