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Medication Assisted Therapy

Opioid addiction is a serious and common problem in our community. Goodwin Community Health offers Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) for those addicted to opioids, such as heroin. Select providers at Goodwin can prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone or Subutex if pregnant) and Vivitrol to patients 18 and older. To be eligible in the Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) program, you must be an established primary care patient at Goodwin Community Health. Interested in becoming a patient at Goodwin? Click here to find out how or call (603) 749-2346.

These medications can decrease cravings and withdrawal symptoms which helps the patient focus on other aspects of their treatment plan to recovery. While these medications won’t cure opioid addiction, they can assist in the development of healthy and effective skills to be free and rid of opioids entirely.

Patients in the MAT program will be under close evaluation and expected to follow medical advice from the provider and their staff. Patients will also be required to maintain additional treatment and recovery support such as participating in an Intensive Outpatient Program, 12-step program, LADC therapy, attend meetings and/or meet regularly with a recovery coach.

How does Suboxone and Subutex work?

Suboxone and Subutex are dissolvable medications that are taken daily under the tongue or inside your cheek. Suboxone and Subutex will be prescribed with the expectation that the patient is participating in therapy.

How does Vivitrol work?

Vivitrol is an injection of long acting naltrexone, which is an opioid receptor blocker, administered every 28 days . Vivitrol will be prescribed with the expectation that the patient is participating in therapy.

Is there an age requirement to participate in the MAT Program?

Yes, patients must be 18 and older to participate in the MAT Program.

What is the cost?

Please contact the MAT Coordinator at 603-749-2346 at ext. 758 or (603) 516-2777 to learn more about payment options.

Do I need a referral?

You do not need a referral but you do have to be a patient of Goodwin Community Health. Learn more about becoming a patient of Goodwin.

How do I participate in the MAT?

Contact Coreen Toussaint, RN at 603-749-2346 ext. 758 or Tiffaney Burdick, MA at (603) 516-2777.

How long is the Program?

The duration will vary from person to person. Your provider will closely monitor your progress on these medications and will provide individualized care based on his/her evaluation. Patients can expect to be seen on average 30 times a year, at the discretion of the provider.

Do I have to be a patient of Goodwin to join the MAT?

Yes all participants must be a primary care patient of Goodwin Community Health.

What other treatment options are available to me?

Visit http://nhtreatment.org/ to find other treatment options near you.