MAT Program - Office Based Addiction Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) uses medication and therapy to treat substance use. MAT is the gold standard of care, which means it is supported by scientific evidence. We know that people who use MAT are more likely to stop using substances and stay in recovery.
Our clinic prescribes Antabuse, Campral, Naltrexone, Suboxone and Vivitrol.
How the Medications Work
MAT medications work in the brain. Each medication works differently and has different benefits. Talk to our staff about your options. We will work together to find a good fit for your recovery.
If you have questions about MAT services in Chesterfield please reach out to Jenny Cockram, office based addiction treatment (OBAT) program supervisor, at 804-796-7024.
Step One: Walk In
Arrive to Mental Health Support Services Monday or Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is best to arrive early.
You will check in and meet with someone from intake and then assessment. Make sure to tell the assessor that you are interested in MAT. Your assessment helps us connect you to the right services.
Step Two: MAT Program Introduction
You will be scheduled for an appointment with our team 1-2 business days after your assessment. Our team will make sure that you are healthy enough to use MAT and that it's a good fit for your recovery.
Step Three: Begin the MAT Program
You will start your medication and get connected to supports. Some program basic requirements:
- Avoid illegal substances and alcohol
- Communicate with us
- Join group therapy sessions weekly
- Meet with medical staff twice weekly
- Meet with your therapist weekly
- Take all medication as prescribed
- Weekly urine drug screens
It may sound overwhelming, but we’ll help you figure it out.
Step Four: Recovery Maintenance
There are many paths to recovery. For some people, MAT will be a part of their recovery for a short time. Other's may choose to stick with MAT for the rest of their lives. Keep talking with your team about your recovery journey and what you want.
We have on site case managers that can help you connect to community resources such as transportation, healthcare or housing. Please tell us what you need and we'll try to find a community resource that can help.
Moving from addiction to recovery is hard work. When you start to cut back or stop using substances, your tolerance goes down. This can put you at risk for overdose if you return to using drugs or alcohol. On your journey we want you to stay safe.
We have Narcan, testing strips, drug disposal pouches and lockboxes available. Let your staff know and we will get you connected.
Our peer recovery specialists can help you connect to recovery resources in your community. Staying connected is important to recovery. We can work together to find a good fit. Some examples of community resources are: