Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc. is Now Offering Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services for Opioid Addiction The goal of the MAT program offered by Samaritan Behavioral Health's CrisisCare Program is to support a...
The goal of the MAT program offered by Samaritan Behavioral Health’s CrisisCare Program is to support an individual’s efforts to remain abstinent from opioids and other drugs of addiction through the use of counseling, medication and case management services. The philosophy of the program is one of compassionate care with an emphasis on participant safety and personal responsibility.
These services are funded through the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMHS) of Montgomery County. The current funding stipulates that the participants be residents of Montgomery County and have no insurance (including Medicaid) that would enable them to access other existing services. There is no cost to participants for the services and the medication. The program is limited to a maximum of 100 participants at any given time.
The first step for individuals who wish to participate in the CrisisCare MAT program is to contact Samaritan CrisisCare at (937-224-4646) for a Diagnostic Assessment. If the individual meets the criteria for the MAT program and indicates interest and willingness to participate not only in the MAT program but in other drug treatment services, then he/she will be scheduled for intakes with both the MAT nurse and the treatment program of their choice. Potential participants will be asked to bring a support person to the meeting at Samaritan CrisisCare.
The MAT program pilot is initially funded for one year, with the possibility for continued funding and growth in future years.