Medication Assisted Treatment Program (MAT) - Access Health Louisiana

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Medication Assisted Treatment Program (MAT)

DO YOU  CONTROL YOUR MEDICATION OR DOES IT CONTROL YOU??

If so, you might be interested in our Medication Assisted Treatment Program (MAT) program and what we have to offer.


MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)

– for an opioid use disorder (including prescription medication, heroin and Fentanyl)

 


ASK YOUR PROVIDER TODAY ABOUT MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)

– for an opioid use disorder (including prescription medication, heroin and Fentanyl)

CALL 1-866-530-6111 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

To be admitted to the MAT program, requires all individuals to establish care with an Access Health Louisiana primary care provider in a clinic nearest to the client with the mission to support physical health needs, meet timely screenings, and support acute illness when needed.

When calling to schedule with an Access Health Louisiana primary care provider, let the front desk know you are seeking help for opioids. We will reach out sooner than your appointment to provide support.


 

Access Health Louisiana recognizes that our community’s health relies on offering services to meet our patient’s unique needs which also includes substance use, misuse or dependence. While, some individuals may require a higher level of care, AHL has developed a Medication Assisted Treatment Program (MAT) that provides access via virtual visits to support our rural communities and individuals who may have difficulty attending visits in person.

Access Health LA’s Medication Assisted Treatment Program not only includes the use of medications, but combines this with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

Medications used are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat substance use disorders. Medications are also used to prevent or reduce opioid overdose.

 

The ultimate goal is full recovery, including the ability to live a self-directed life. This treatment approach has been shown to:

 

+  Save lives

+  Decrease illicit opioid use

Increase ability to gain and maintain employment

+ To regain control of ones life and re-engage with others in a healthy relationship

 


 

Research also shows that these medications and therapies can contribute to lowering a person’s risk of contracting HIV or hepatitis C by reducing the potential for relapse.

Our providers work to provided inclusive, non-judgmental care.

Behavioral Health Access includes…


WHAT TO EXPECT

CALL 1-866-530-6111 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

When calling to schedule with an Access Health Louisiana primary care provider, let the front desk know you are seeking help for opioids. We will reach out sooner than your appointment to provide support.

 

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

 

 

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Leigh Ann de Monredon, C-ANP, MSN
MAT Program Director
Adam Rivas, LPC
Licensed professional counselor

MAT Health Services

Harm Reduction Behavioral Health Counseling LGBTQ+ Services

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is an approach that emphasizes engaging directly with people who use drugs to prevent overdose and infectious disease transmission, improve the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of those served, and offer low-threshold options for accessing substance use disorder treatment and other health care services.

Harm reduction organizations incorporate a spectrum of strategies that meet people “where they are” on their own terms, and may serve as a pathway to additional prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Harm reduction works by addressing broader health and social issues through improved policies, programs, and practices.

Harm reduction services save lives by being available and accessible in a matter that emphasizes the need for humility and compassion toward people who use drugs. Harm reduction plays a significant role in preventing drug-related deaths and offering access to healthcare, social services, and treatment. These services decrease overdose fatalities, acute life-threatening infections related to unsterile drug injection, and chronic diseases such as HIV/HCV. (credit SAMHSA

Learn more about Harm Reduction at SAMHSA .


 

To make an appointment with one of our behavioral health providers please call 1-866-530-6111

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255

Behavioral Health

Access Health Louisiana has an extensive list of Behavioral Health providers including counselors to help you on this journey.

Visit out BEHAVIORAL HEALTH page to learn more about what we offer and our Providers.


 

To make an appointment with one of our behavioral health providers please call 1-866-530-6111

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255

Counseling

We offer Counseling along with the MAT (Medicated Assistance Treatment) program.

Substance Abuse counseling, referral and treatment for co-occurring BH conditions, such an anxiety, depression, bi-polar, ADHD, and other BH diagnosis that can impact one’s ability to maintain their sobriety.

Access Health Louisiana has an extensive list of Behavioral Health providers including counselors to help you on this journey.

Visit out BEHAVIORAL HEALTH page to learn more about what we offer and our Providers.


 

To make an appointment with one of our behavioral health providers please call 1-866-530-6111

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255

LGBTQ+ Services

Due to various environmental pressures, LGBTQ+ individuals can encounter an increase in struggle with their mental and behavioral health, such as anxiety, depression, substance misuse, and contemplation of suicide. Access Health Louisiana has multiple behavioral health providers who specialize in caring for LGBTQ+ individuals and providing culturally competent, high quality mental health support.

VISIT OUR LGBTQ+ PAGE on a comprehensive outline and a list of services and resources.


 

To make an appointment with one of our behavioral health providers please call 1-866-530-6111

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255


MAT Health Providers


MAT RESOURCES

RESOURCES

We at Access Health Louisiana know that your health and wellbeing go beyond your visit to our clinic. If you are in need of additional resources such as housing and legal assistance, visit the links below.

Legal Representation:

LAC (Legal Action Center)

Treatment Resources:

Treatment Atlas

SAMHSA

findtreatment.gov

Help paying for Treatment:

Medicaid Enrollment

LGBTQ+ youth services:

LGBTQ+ Page

Family/Community resources:

NAMI New Orleans

 

Local Organizations for people living with addiction:

AA Louisiana

Crisis/Suicide Prevention

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7.

National Helpline

Treatment referral and information, 24/7.

 

Disaster Distress Helpline

Immediate crisis counseling related to disasters, 24/7.

 

Access Health LA is here for you!