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Medication Assisted Treatment at Essentia Health

What We Do

Medication Assisted Treatment supports the use of suboxone in helping women and men recieve treatment to stay in recovery from opioid use disorder.   It is a service that is provided by a trained physician or advanced practitioner.     New partnerships have brought education to providers at Essentia Health to become certified in MAT.    A second training will be held in the winter of 2019 and will provide the opportunity for providers from other agencies to recieved the MAT waiver certification as well.   

Who We Serve

The new MAT program will be implemented at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes in January 2020.    The program is open to all men and women over the age of 18 years old willing to be treated at Essentia Health and will be monitored by the provider.  

How We Impact

Opioids are one of the leading causes of death for young people in America today.    MAT programs provide a safe and controlled level of medication to overcome the use of an abused opioid.   When provided at the proper dose, medications used in MAT have no adverse effects on a person's intelligence, mental capability, physical functioning or employability.   In fact, the treatment supports people to stay in recovery and prevents premature death by overdose.    


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