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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Too often, people who struggle with opioid use disorders are made to feel that it’s a character flaw or a lack of will power that led to their situation. At Benefis, we understand that drug addiction is a disease that requires emotional, behavioral, and medical support.

A Road to Recovery

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is more than just medication. It’s a comprehensive program that combines Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs with counseling, behavioral therapies, and addiction recovery support.

Your MAT provider may recommend one of these medications as part of your overall recovery plan:

  • Suboxone (buprenorphine plus naloxone) is given as a film that dissolves in your mouth. It can reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings for opioids without causing euphoria. It has a high success rate for helping people remain opioid free.
  • Vivritrol (naltrexone) is given as an injection and blocks the effects of alcohol or opioid use. Dosage and scheduling vary.
  • Sublocade (buprenorphine) is given as a monthly injection, which may be easier than daily medication for some people.

Get Help Now

You do not need a referral from a provider to be seen in the Benefis MAT clinic. If you struggle with opioid addiction, call (406) 455-2280 to set up an appointment. Our care coordinator will connect you with a behavioral health specialist and other support resources who will aide in your recovery. Even if you don’t have insurance, we can help — call today.

Our MAT clinic is located at 500 15th Avenue South, Suite 1, Entrance 34, First Floor. We are connected with Indian Family Health Clinic in downtown Great Falls, and are hoping to offer more satellite locations in the future.

Leading Montana In the Fight Against Addiction

Benefis Health System is the only hospital in Montana to expand its care for patients suffering from opioid use disorders through funding from a federal grant. We’re honored to receive this funding opportunity to help facilitate long-term recovery from opioid use disorders.

Providers are required to obtain a specific government waiver to prescribe MAT, and there is a limit to how many patients each provider can serve. Benefis works to educate other providers about the benefits of the MAT program and encourages them to obtain waivers so more people can receive the help they need to overcome addiction.

The Medication-Assisted Treatment and Recovery Support in Northcentral Montana project is supported by grant number 1H79TI081486-01 ($1,429,263.00) to Benefis Hospitals from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Contact Us

For more information about Medication-Assisted Treatment at Benefis or to make an appointment, call (406) 455-2280.