Medication Assisted Treatment Community of Learning (April 3, 2019)


        Tara Wells, APRN (MAT Provider)

        Bonnie Lafountaine, LPN, Clinic Supervisor

        Amy Nelson, RN, BSN, MAT Coordinator

        Jason McNees, CBHPSS (Peer Support)


Substance use disorder (SUD) and Opiate Use Disorder (OUD) are growing problems that disproportionately occur among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN). In a 2015 national survey, AI/ANs at a rate of 9.7% had the highest prevalence of any group meeting diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder (SUD) in the past year among persons aged 12 years or older. In response to this public health challenge, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has emerged as a therapeutic and clinical approach to address the issue of addiction

Keywords: Opiate Use Disorder (OUD), Substance use disorder (SUD), Medication Assisted Treatment

By TARC, posted on Wednesday April 3, 2019