Medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder
Gateway started the only local Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program in November 2014. Our MAT clinic is staffed twice a week with Dr. Paul Davis Johnson, MD, Medical Director and Kellie Steele, Therapist, where we continue to monitor vital signs and withdrawal symptoms. Gateway decided to open a second program option that uses private dollars instead of state funds. This allows us to treat the person with opiate dependency on a longer-term basis. Studies are showing longer-term programs, those seeing patients for more than 18 months are having better success rates in overall recovery.
The stigma associated with Medication Assisted Treatment, MAT, programs is the idea the patient is “trading one drug for another.” The medication used in our MAT program, buprenorphine, helps to stabilize the patient’s withdrawal symptoms while also reducing cravings to use opiates and other drugs. The “miracle” of this medication is the patient can feel “normal” which is something many will tell you they have not felt in many years. Our patients are able to function in society – maintain or find stable employment, improve their personal relationships, and attend treatment and/or 12 step support to work through their feelings associated with past substance use in hopes of preventing future relapse.
Client Intial Intake PacketIf you want to come prepared and save some time, you can download and fill out our intake form at home and bring it in with you on the day of your assement.
Do you do walk in assessments or services?Yes, we offer walk in assessments or services. The numbers and times to the treatment facilities near you include:
Shawnee: 405.273.1170Walk-in assessment times: Monday through Wednesday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Thursday and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Chandler: 405.240.5333Walk-in assessment times: Monday through Thursday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Seminole: 405.395.4357Walk-in assessment times: Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
What to bring?Please Bring the following to your Assessment:
- Income Verification
- Insurance Verification
- Photo ID
What is an Assessment?An Assessment is a 1.5-3 hr session during which a licensed professional will evaluate the extent of youth or adult use. Recommendations are then based on the assessment.
How is payment determined?Payment for our services is determined by financial eligibility. Multiple pay sources are available such as: Medicaid, Medicare, Sooner Care, private pay, commercial insurance reimbursement, sliding fee scale. Gateway receives funding from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services to assist eligible patients. Please do not allow your lack of finances to prohibit you from accessing these services.
How long does treatment take?All treatment services are individualized to the patients needs and referral service.
Do you offer inpatient treatment?No. However, we do offer ODASL screen for state application for state funded inpatient treatment.
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