Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Program

The MAT Program at SSTAR offers comprehensive treatment for substance use disorders using FDA approved medications.

Established in 2004 to serve patients with Substance Use Disorders, our team includes doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, social workers, and recovery coaches working together to support patients through recovery in an outpatient, primary care clinic.

400 Stanley Street, 1010 South Main Street, (75 Weaver Street, Fall River, MA. Opening Soon)

What is MAT?

MAT uses FDA approved medications to treat opioid and alcohol use disorders as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

  1. Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv, Sublocade) relieves cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine oral films and tablets are taken daily. The buprenorphine injection is given monthly.
  2. Naltrexone decreases alcohol and opioid cravings and blocks the effects of opioids. It comes as daily, oral tablets or as a monthly injection (Vivitrol).  You must be completely opioid free before starting naltrexone.

Get connected

To schedule an appointment, call 508-675-1054.  Ask for the MAT Program.

Bridge Clinic offers same day, walk-in appointments if you want to start MAT right away. Monday-Friday 10-2 in the Opiate Triage Center, 386 Stanley St.

If you are already a patient of our Health Center your primary care doctor can schedule your MAT Team (508)324-3563.

Never Use Alone Inc. – 800-484-3731

Call 800-484-3731 Never Use Alone’s toll-free nationwide overdose prevention, detection, crisis response and reversal lifeline services for people who use drugs while alone.  Our all-volunteer peer-run call center operators are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  No stigma.  Just love!

Contact info:

Lorraine Arsenault-St. Pierre, RN

Phone number: 508-235-2301

Email: [email protected]

Ready to Care

  • Genie L. Bailey
    MD, Chief Behavioral Medicine Officer
  • Hannah Girard
    BC, DNP, FNP, Family Health Care Center and MAT
  • Lorraine St. Pierre
    CARN, Director of Nursing, RN, Medication For Addiction Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s


  • “I’m glad I contacted SSTAR when I did. Other alternatives kept shuffling me around, but at SSTAR, I was treated like a real person.”

    – Tim S.
  • “I’m so thankful for SSTAR. I go there for therapy and i have a psychiatrist i see every other month. This place has changed my life in ways i never thought possible. Between having my medication managed and talking with someone one on one they have the perfect treatment plan based on my needs. I’m very thankful.”

    – Jessica T.
  • “I love Dr. Rice he’s such a great doctor he really cares about his patients I’m so grateful for him.”

    – Katie F.
  • “Rebecca was really nice & really helpful. She always called to keep me updated. She also made an appointment I needed to happened. She’s the best!”

    – Serenity S.
  • “Employees very caring very kind if you’re looking for help with anything that has to do with your emotional well-being your physical health this is definitely the place to go and I promise you all of your needs would be met here.”

    – Bernadette T.
  • “Helped me recover and find myself.”

    – Darrian W.

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