Dates: July 25th, August 7th, and August 15th
Location: Concord, CA
MAT Services and Organization Description: Contra Costa Public Health Clinic Services, in collaboration with Behavioral Health and CCRMC divisions of CCHS, offers a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program called “Choosing Change”. The program utilizes a harm reduction approach when working with their patients and uses buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) as their primary treatment medication.
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The program consists of Mental Health Clinical Specialists, Registered Nurses, Community Health Workers, and Providers (MDs and NPs) who lead the county in providing medication management with buprenorphine/naloxone in combination with recovery based support groups. Choosing Change brings patients suffering with Opiate Use Disorder together in a safe environment to address emotions, identify coping skills, and give patients a sense of empowerment and autonomy to build a strong foundation for recovery. During group visits, Choosing Change staff work as a multidisciplinary team to meet patients’ diverse needs. In addition to groups, patients may request one-on-one time with the Choosing Change provider, nurse, and/or mental health clinician.