Written by: Center for Care Innovations

In 2016, we launched an initiative to help California health centers treat opioid addiction as part of their primary care services. One of the clinics was Marin City Health and Wellness Center, where today 100 patients have received treatment — and hope.

Watch the video above to learn more about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and how the approach is changing lives in this corner of Marin County.

“I feel released,” said Morgan, one of Marin City’s patients. “I feel like myself again and then some because I feel the gratitude that I never felt before. I’m so like just grateful for the chance to redeem myself and to be the person I know I wanted to be.”

Overall, the two-year initiative helped sustain and expand MAT services in 25 California clinics. Combined with other efforts, it doubled the number of X-waivered clinicians and and tripled the number of patients receiving MAT for opioid use disorders.

We’ll soon be building on this work with a new program aimed at treating addiction in primary care. Stay tuned and watch this space for more details! 

                          

                           

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