Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) can be a great option for individuals who are using heroin, fentanyl and other opiates. Our medical provider will prescribe a medication called Suboxone that will keep you from getting sick and our counselors will provide individual, group and family counseling that will help address issues related to your substance use.
The process of starting MAT is simple. Call the program that is closest to you and tell the person who answers that you want to schedule as assessment. The assessment is a detailed interview that will take about an hour and a half. At the end of the assessment, you and the counselor will decide if MAT is right from you. The offices are located in:
- Bessemer 2201 Arlington Ave 35020 (205) 277-6878
- Huntsville 1525 Sparkman Dr. NW, Suite C (256) 278-3777
- Muscle Shoals (256) 320-5863
If you want to start MAT, you will receive a scheduled time to see the medical provider. It is important that you come to that appointment without having used opiates in the past 24 hours. You will get your first dose of medication during this visit, and then wait for about an hour so the provider can see if you received the proper dose. You may receive an additional dose if needed. The doctor will give you a prescription that you can fill so you can take your remaining medication at home.
Our counseling programs include Intensive Outpatient programs which meet 3-4 times a week and Outpatient programs that meet weekly. In Huntsville and Muscle Shoals, we offer special counseling services for pregnant women and women with children. Childcare services are provided.
Most Medication Assisted Treatment programs in Alabama charge several hundred dollars for the medical provider visit and require the patient to spend several hundreds of dollars more for the medication. The Aletheia House MAT programs charges, on average, only $25.00 per month for the medical visit, counseling and medication. We are only able to offer this reduced rate for individuals who are also enrolled in counseling.
We can also offer residential treatment services with Medication Assisted Treatment. These services are provided at one of our three residential treatment facilities in Birmingham.
We accept Medicaid but are not able to accept other types of insurance. However, most people find our fees are much lower than the deductible and co-payments you pay when you have insurance.
Aletheia House has been providing substance use disorder treatment services in Alabama for almost 50 years. Our goal is to treat everyone we serve with ” A Special Kind of Caring”