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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

What is MAT?

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. (SAMHSA)

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone are used to treat opioid use disorders (OUD) to short-acting opioids such as heroin, morphine, and codeine, as well as semi-synthetic opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone. These medications are safe to use for months, years, or even a lifetime. As with any medication, consult your doctor before discontinuing use. (SAMHSA)

Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder (OUD)

Acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone are the most common drugs used to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD). They do not provide a cure for the disorder but are most effective in people who participate in a MAT program. (SAMHSA)

Read about each medication  and your options here:

MAT Programs in El Dorado County

(530) 543-5623
2201 South Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA

STEPS Program

(530) 556-2018

3104 Ponte Morino Drive, Suite 100, Cameron Park, CA

4212 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville, CA


(530) 621-7965
1045 Marshall Way, Placerville, CA

(530) 387-4321
5168 Honpie Road, Placerville, CA

Aegis Treatment Centers provides treatment for substance use disorder through its 34+ Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) and Med Unit locations throughout California.  Aegis's model of delivering care combines medication-assisted treatment with many things including but not limited to Caseload Management, Counseling, Support Groups, Social Services, and Education.

MAT Graphics

MAT+SUD Services in EDC Poster (English)

MAT+SUD Services in EDC Poster (Spanish)

MAT Social Media Set (English)

MAT Social Media Set (Spanish)

SUD Social Media Set (English)

SUD Social Media Set (Spanish)


"Mat Medications, Counseling, and Related Conditions." Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, 2023, January 25.

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