Medication-Assisted Treatment

For Opioid and Alcohol Dependence

The MAT Program at Northern Nevada HOPES provides compassionate, team-based treatment, to inspire hope and enhance quality of life through the process of recovery.

About our Program

Addiction is a chronic disease affecting the body and mind. Like heart disease, diabetes, or any number of chronic diseases, addiction requires treatment. The Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) team at Northern Nevada HOPES specializes in the treatment of addiction and Substance Use Disorders (SUD). MAT is a combination of medication and behavioral therapy. It is an effective, evidenced-based treatment option for individuals with SUD including alcohol and opioid use disorders.

Our whole-patient, team approach helps to provide these individuals with the tools they need for long term recovery and success with significant positive impacts on their quality of life. MAT helps people regain relationships with their family and friends, reduce issues related to criminal involvement and maintain steady employment and housing.

We understand that addiction treatment is complex. There is not one absolute, sure-fire model or approach that works for everyone. We know recovery must be individualized and we work with each patient to focus of their needs in order to determine the most effective treatment plan. Along with individualized care, our MAT program is founded upon clear, established guiding principles which include the promotion of personal responsibility and accountability and connection with others by way of group and/or individual therapy.

Medication-assisted treatment can lead to improved outcomes in long-term recovery and quality of life. Many people may not be aware of the potential benefits of MAT as addiction treatment is often misunderstood. Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with the treatment team. Our team at Northern Nevada HOPES is here to assist you in navigating the most effective pathway to recovery and to help determine if MAT is right for you.

Medications used in our MAT program at HOPES

Medications for Alcohol Dependence:
  • Naltrexone: ReVia®, Vivitrol®, Depade®
  • Disulfiram: Antabuse®
  • Acamprosate Calcium: Campral®
Medications for Opioid Dependence:

(Opioids include Heroin, Oxycodone, OxyContin, Percocet, Fentanyl, Morphine, Dilaudid, Norco, etc.)
• Buprenorphine: Suboxone®, Subutex®, and Zubsolv®
• Naltrexone: ReVia®, Vivitrol®, Depade®

Establishing with MAT at HOPES

  1. The first step when entering our MAT program is to become a patient of HOPES clinic.
  2. Attend our MAT orientation, which is offered every Thursdays at 12:00 pm at our clinic on the 3rd Floor
  3. Meet with a behavioral health provider to complete a substance abuse evaluation OR provide us with a recent evaluation (within 30 days) that has been conducted by a licensed clinician to determine the appropriate level of care and treatment recommendations.
  4. If you are deemed eligible for the program:
    1. Complete laboratory testing as ordered by our MAT Provider.
    2. Sign your MAT Program treatment agreement.
  5. Meet with a MAT provider to discuss medication options and begin treatment.

What to Expect

  • Behavioral Health treatment is NOT optional and is a requirement to remain eligible in the program. This can include individual therapy, group therapy and psychiatry depending on individual need.
  • Once in the program, you are eligible for wrap-around services that could include: Primary care, therapy (individual and groups), case management, legal services, financial wellness, psychiatry, chronic disease management, and other comprehensive services.
  • If needed, we can verify your treatment for outside agencies (i.e. courts). We will also advocate for you, as appropriate.
  • MAT clinic appointments can range from 3x per week to 1x per month, depending on where you are in your recovery process.
  • Initially, you may have to pay out of pocket for your medication until your insurance approves our authorization request.

Meet our MAT Treatment Team

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Mark Broadhead, MD

MAT Program Consultant, Addictions Psychiatrist

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Taylor Tomlinson, MD

MAT Prescriber

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Kim N., PA-C

MAT Prescriber

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Teresita Espana

Medical Assistant

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Danica Pierce, LCSW MAT

Program Coordinator

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Kayla Shannon, LCSW

MAT Therapist

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Oceana Hill

Therapist

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Sandy E.

Bilingual Medical Assistant

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Grace S.

Peer Support Specialist

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Matthew Kopicko

Peer Support Specialist

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Sandra Boxx

Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse

Naloxone Access

Overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. Naloxone (commonly known by the brand name, Narcan) is a life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication. Naloxone is prescribed to every MAT program participant at HOPES.

*Naloxone is also available in our pharmacy to anyone without a prescription.

Learn more about Naloxone here: http://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Resources/opioids/naloxone_toolkit_color.pdf

Contact Us

If you have questions about our MAT Program, please call the clinic and ask for our MAT Case Manager, Grace Thompson at  775-786-HOPE (4673)

We accept Medicaid, most major health plans and also have a sliding fee scale for all offered services.

Additional Community MAT Resources:

Center for Behavioral Health

Medication:
Methadone, Suboxone, Vivitrol

160 Hubbard Way Suite A
Reno, NV. 89502
775-829-4472

Intake days:
Monday and Thursday ONLY, 5:00AM- First come, first served

Medicaid accepted.

The Life Change Center

Medication:
Methadone, Suboxone, Vivitrol

1755 Sullivan Lane
Sparks, NV. 89431
775-335-7734

Intake days:
Tuesday and Thursday ONLY, 6:00AM- First come, first served

Medicaid accepted.

Well Care

Medication:
Suboxone and Vivitrol

850 Mill Street
Reno, NV 89502
775-538-6700

Medicaid, Private Insuranc accepted.

Quest Counseling

Medication:
Suboxone and Vivitrol

3500 Lakeside Ct. Ste. 101
Reno, NV 89509
775-786-6880

Specialize in MAT for pregnant women. 
Medicated Accepted.

Medication-Assisted Treatment Overview: Naltrexone, Methadone & Suboxone

Watch this video to get a brief explanation of how medication-assisted treatment works: