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How to Receive MAT Treatment

What is MAT Treatment?

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. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. Learn about many of the substance use disorders that MAT is designed to address. More about MAT Treatment...

Is This the Right Treatment for Me?

The intake appointment will help determine if you’re appropriate for this program.

How To Get Started

  • Step 1:  Set up an intake appointment with one of our counselors. We will go over program requirements with you at this meeting. You will be asked to submit specimens for drug screen/blood tests.
    • Santa Cruz Counselors (Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm)
      • Adam Echols - (831) 400-6669
      • Greg Goldfield - (831) 331-6048
      • Marissa Torres - (831) 421-1033
    • Watsonville Counselors  (Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm)
      • Alejandro Monroy - (831) 247-4193
      • Angelica Torres - (831) 566-9347
    • Use our Contact Form to send us comments or questions
  • Step 2:  You will be required to start attending weekly MAT groups. An appointment with a medical provider will be scheduled after you have completed group and lab test results are reviewed.

MAT Program Requirements

  • Complete Intake and Labs
  • Attend groups and individual meetings determined by tier and treatment team.
  • Patients graduate from each tier by providing negative urine drug screens and adhering to your group and/or scheduled appointments with IBH
  • Relapse: If during treatment there is a relapse, you’ll return to Tier 2 level of care and more support will be provided.
  • Appointments: It is very important that appointments are not missed. If you must miss, please call to reschedule ahead of time.
  • Drug test: Patients will be drug tested at every visit.

The Recovery Tier System

Tiers Prescription Group/IBH
Tier 1
Induction

(2 weeks)
Weekly

Weekly

Tier 2
Early Treatment

(12 weeks)
Weekly

Weekly

Tier 3
Stabilization

(12 weeks)
Every other week Every other week
Tier 4
Maintenance

(6 months to 1 year)
Once a Month Once a Month
Tier 5
Maintenance
Once a Month Once a Month

Support Groups & Schedules

Day Time Location
Monday
MAT Group
2-3 pm

Watsonville Health Center
1430 Freedom Blvd

Building A Atrium
Watsonville, CA

Monday
MAT Group
10-11 am

Santa Cruz Health Center
1080 Emeline Ave

Room 109
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuesday
MAT Group
2-3 pm Homeless Person Health Project
115-A Coral St.
Santa Cruz, CA
 
Tuesday
MAT Group
4-5 pm Santa Cruz Health Center
1080 Emeline Ave

Room 109
Santa Cruz, CA
Wednesday
MAT Group
6-7 pm Santa Cruz Health Center
1080 Emeline Ave

Room 109
Santa Cruz, CA
Wednesday
Seeking Safety
5-6 pm Watsonville Health Center
1430 Freedom Blvd

Building A - Atrium
Watsonville, CA
Thursday
Seeking Safety (IN SPANISH)
5-6 pm Watsonville Health Center
1430 Freedom Blvd

Building A - Atrium
Watsonville, CA
Friday
MAT group
11 am-12 pm Homeless Person Health Project
115-A Coral St.
Santa Cruz, CA