MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)

The Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC) recognizes advances in recovery and the great benefit of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in conjunction with counseling and community supports for those seeking recovery from substance use disorders, specifically opioid and alcohol use disorders. As a result, we have developed a Medication Assisted Treatment Program at CFPC.

CFPC is working in collaboration with Genesis Addiction and Behavioral Medicine, LLC, to provide this service to our clients and those referred from community. Priority treatment is offered to current clients of CFPC, as well as those who are involved with the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program through collaboration with Newton Medical Center. In addition, support will be offered to patients who have been administered Vivitrol prior to release from Keogh Dwyer.

All clients who request MAT will be assessed by a physician as well as an addictions counselor to determine the best course of treatment. In addition to medication, the client’s treatment plan will include clinical support, such as participation in substance use counseling through the Integrated Recovery Innovations program, connection to a Recovery Coach and/or involvement in Recovery Supports in the community. All clients’ needs are individual, and treatment plans will reflect a client centered approach, as well as providing an emphasis on health and wellness related goals.

Genesis Addiction and Behavioral Healthcare and The Center for Prevention & Counseling are committed to best practices in use of MAT and clinical supports, and patients will be monitored closely to ensure they are actively participants in the implementation of their treatment plan.

Clients who are receiving Medicaid or Medicaid eligible will have limited out of pocket costs, with the exception of urine screen handling on occasion (see Financial Policies and Procedures for further information). Other clients will be offered a sliding fee scale. The mission of the MAT Program at CFPC is to provide quality care to those who may not be able to access services in the community due to lack of funding or financial resources.

The collaboration between CFPC, Genesis, Newton Medical Center and Keogh Dwyer speaks to the high level of commitment to those seeking recovery in Sussex County. We are hopeful that the increased availability and access to Medication Assisted Treatment Services will have a powerful impact on successes in treatment and recovery in the community, thereby reducing recidivism, crime, relapse and fatal overdoses. For more information on MAT services at CFPC or to refer a client for assessment, please contact Rachel Wallace, Director of Clinical Services at 973-383-4787.