Opioid dependency is a chronic condition that requires medical intervention. Research shows that treatment programs that incorporate medication-assisted treatment (MAT) increase the odds for long-term recovery and reduce the likelihood of relapse by easing symptoms of withdrawal and reducing cravings.1

Here are some resources to help find a MAT provider near you.

Your health plan network. If you have behavioral health benefits through an insurance provider, you may be able to access MAT treatment in your community through your health plan’s provider network.

Network providers are more likely to offer proven, evidence-based treatment at lower out-of-pocket costs than an out-of-network provider you may hear about via an advertisement or Internet search.

CleanSlate Centers. Optum members in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin can access treatment through CleanSlate Centers, a leading outpatient addiction treatment provider. Learn more about CleanSlate’s physician-led treatment options.

Shatterproof. This national nonprofit organization is dedicated to ending the devastation that addiction causes families. Learn more about addiction treatment, support and advocacy.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency. Use SAMHSA’s Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator to search by state for a provider authorized to treat opioid dependency with the medicine buprenorphine.

 

SOURCE

  1. Optum opinion based on the effectiveness of MAT in helping patients recover and reducing the risk of overdose; see Volkow ND, Frieden TR, Hyde PS, Cha SS; Medication-assisted therapies: Tackling the opioid overdose epidemic; N Engl J Med;2014;370(22):2063–2066