For Opioid and Alcohol Dependence
About our Program
Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving the brain, genetics, the environment, and individual life experiences. (ASAM.org)
Our program uses FDA approved medications to treat substance use disorder and support recovery.
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.
Medication assisted treatment is the use of a medication to relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings that can occur when a person stops using a substance such as opioids or alcohol. Medications can help stabilize brain chemistry and normalize bodily functions. MAT is used in conjunction with behavioral health services to help improve overall health and quality of life.
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 and each person follows their own journey. We know that recovery must be individualized and we work with each patient to focus on their needs in order to determine the most effective treatment plan. Along with individualized care and therapy, our MAT program promotes personal responsibility, accountability, and connection with others in small group environments.
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 Use Disorder:
- Naltrexone: ReVia®, Vivitrol®, Depade®
- Disulfiram: Antabuse®
- Acamprosate Calcium: Campral®
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder:
(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
- The first step when entering our MAT program is to become a patient of HOPES clinic.
- There is an offered MAT orientation, which is offered every Thursdays at 12:00 pm at our clinic on the 3rd Floor
- 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.
- If you are deemed eligible for the program:
- Complete laboratory testing as ordered by our MAT Provider.
- Sign your MAT Program treatment agreement.
- 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
Mark Broadhead, MD
Taylor Tomlinson, MD
Kim Nischik, PA-C
Kayla Shannon, LCSW
Chelsea Travers, MD, MPH
Vanessa Arias, RN
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
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:
Methadone, Suboxone, Vivitrol
160 Hubbard Way Suite A
Reno, NV. 89502
Monday and Thursday ONLY, 5:00AM- First come, first served
Methadone, Suboxone, Vivitrol
1755 Sullivan Lane
Sparks, NV. 89431
Tuesday and Thursday ONLY, 6:00AM- First come, first served
Medication-Assisted Treatment Overview: Naltrexone, Methadone & Suboxone
Watch this video to get a brief explanation of how medication-assisted treatment works: