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.

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, moving to 75 Weaver Street, autumn 2021.

If you are already a patient of our Health Center your primary care doctor can schedule your MAT appointment.

Contact info:

Lorraine Arsenault-St. Pierre, RN

Phone number: 508-235-2301

Email: [email protected]

Ready to Care

  • Genie L. Bailey
    MD, Chief Behavioral Health Medical Officer
  • Hannah Girard
    BC, DNP, FNP, Family Health Care Center and MAT
  • Emery W. Marcus
    BC, CARN, FNP, PMHNP, Research Medication For Addiction Treatment
  • Lorraine St. Pierre
    CARN, Nurse Manager, RN, Medication For Addiction Treatment

Testimonials

  • “If I could give this place 100 out of 100 I would. Highly recommended!!! They helped me turn my life around and get my kids back. They believed in me until I believed in myself. And for that I am eternally grateful.Thank you to my Sstarbirth family 💜”

    – Tara D.
  • I’ve been with sstar for almost 2 years now and I’ve only ever had one problem and it was taken care of right away and I haven’t had a problem since. I would gladly recommend sstar to anyone trying to get clean the staff at Sstar has been my main source of support and I’m very grateful for them.

    – Angee R.
  • Sstar helped me save my life 7 plus years ago. Pretty sure it’s the only detox that you can still smoke cigarettes at. Which was a plus when I detoxed. The staff are amazing, and care about you and want to see you succeed. When the pandemic hit, and IOP and groups had to close, Sstar acted fast to set up programs to still be able to help people. I utilize the groups they use on Zoom, and they have helped me, but I can’t wait til they can be in person again! They have helped me with mental health, addiction, everyday issues, as well as when I’m sick. I have made friendships over the years, and Sstar has its own little community of support. It’s worth it! They are everyday life savers, that deserve more recognition then what they get! Forever grateful for all the support from my army at Sstar! 🙏🏼💜

    – Andrea O.
  • “They are in the business of saving lives. Saved mine thank you.”

    – Jeffrey G.
  • “People are SO well taken care of here. The level of kindness and compassion is over and above.”

    – Anonymous

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