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Medication-assisted treatment, or “MAT,” involves the use of medications to treat and manage substance abuse. In ASU’s MAT trainings, you will learn how addiction impacts the brain, myths and truths surrounding MAT, what the research literature says about the effectiveness of MAT, and the mechanisms by which the medications work. We also explore treatment and supervision implications for mandated clients, such as those on community supervision or involved with the Department of Child Safety. Training participants are provided with resources for locating MAT providers in their respective catchment areas, and with tips and hints for managing the referral process.
In spring of 2011, CABHP embarked on developing an Arizona-specific resource for use by service providers, clients and family members seeking a referral to a substance abuse treatment program that offers Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). The resulting guide, Simplifying MAT: Medication-Assisted Treatment in Arizona, available as both an online and hard copy brochure, is the first comprehensive list of MAT providers throughout Arizona that lists location by county, contact information, what substances they treat (opioid or alcohol), and what forms of payment they accept.
The guide is a work in progress and will be updated on a regular basis. Please contact Adrienne Lindsey should you know of a provider who is not on the list, or a provider on the list requiring any updates or corrections. Click here for additional information.