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Substance Abuse Therapy

The qualified and dedicated staff at OHM Mental Health know that recovery from substance use and other addictive disorders is possible to achieve and maintain. We offer a complete substance abuse therapy program in Lewiston, ID.

We understand that addictions can significantly impact the lives of individuals and their family members. Our approach to substance use treatment is based on a holistic and collaborative treatment model with respect to the diversity of your individual needs and life circumstances.

Our goal is to support every aspect of mental health wellness which is why our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program is customized to fit each individual person.

What is Medication Assisted Treatment?

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of certain medications to treat substance use dependency for a variety of addictive agents including opioids, alcohol, nicotine, and other pharmacologic substances.

OHM Mental Health offers medical-based, integrative behavioral health treatment services. Our highly trained clinicians and support staff work with each client to develop an individualized plan of care and provide treatment solutions which promote recovery in a safe and supportive environment.

We offer several different FDA-approved medications to treat substance use disorders. These medications can relieve withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances. Our team uses evidence-based medication treatment options which have been proven to be safe and effective.


How does Medication Assisted Treatment work?

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is not a standalone treatment. It combines medications with behavioral therapy, psychosocial supports, and other wraparound services, leading to the best outcomes. MAT provides a whole-patient approach to treat addiction to opioids such as heroin or prescription pain relievers. MAT can also be used to support treatment for alcohol use disorders.

What types of addiction/disorder does it treat?

  • Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) – By helping normalize brain chemistry, blocking the euphoric effects of opioids, and relieving physical cravings, without the negative effects of the drug.
  • Alcohol Use Disorder – By blocking the euphoric effects of alcohol intoxication. The goal of the specific medication is to help individuals disassociate alcohol from pleasurable feelings and experiences. Ultimately, this interaction encourages the individual to maintain his/her commitment to recovery.

What medications are used for Alcohol Treatment?

  • Acamprosate, Naltrexone, Disulfiram, Gabapentin

What medications are prescribed for Opioid Treatment?

  • Buprenorphine, Naloxone, Naltrexone

How long does MAT treatment take?

  • MAT treatment is individualized for each client.

Does a person with the addiction just need to take the prescribed medication?

  • No. Medication is only one component of the OHM MAT treatment program. In most cases, successful recovery involves a combination of medication, psychotherapy or counseling, and involvement of support resources such as family, friends, or community based support groups. Our RN Case Manager will work with you establish an individualized plan of care to identify support resources, overcome any barriers to treatment, facilitate referrals , and coordinate care with your other medical or mental health care providers.
  • Clients will receive behavioral therapies and psychosocial support.

Are you just replacing one drug with another?

  • No. Non-prescription medications are replaced by prescribed and appropriately dosed FDA approved medication.

Are these medications safe?

  • Yes, all medications are FDA approved and prescribed by trained and licensed providers.

Can I use insurance?

  • Most insurance companies have a benefit for mental health and MAT services; however patient financial responsibility, also known as out-of-pocket (OOP) costs, may be different based on the type of plan you are enrolled in. Our RN Case Manager will work with your insurance company to identify your coverage for MAT services.

As a patient participating in OHM Mental Health’s MAT Program, what is expected of me??

  • In order for substance use recovery to be safe and successful, patients must adhere to OHM Mental Health’s program administration guidelines and rules. Upon admission to the program, each patient will be asked to sign an agreement which details the responsibilities and expectations of both the provider and you, as the patient.
  • As your provider, we will respect your patient rights, privacy, and support you in every aspect of your recovery. As the patient, we expect you to be courteous and respectful to staff, attend scheduled appointments, adhere to the treatment plan and above all, that you take your medications only as prescribed.

Additional Information

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Congress established the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 1992 to make substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research more accessible.

SAMHSA has advisory councils or committees to advance its goals. Through these councils and committees, SAMHSA draws advice from public members and professionals in the field of substance abuse and mental health.

Learn More about MAT at SAMHSA