Southeastern Idaho Public Health

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Also known as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Do I need this service?

MOUD/MAT service is for anyone who takes and is dependent on prescription or recreational opioids. This includes short-acting opioids such as heroin, morphine and codeine, as well as synthetic opioids, including oxycodone, OxyContin, and hydrocodone. You can develop a tolerance to opioids which puts you at a greater risk for misuse or overdose.

How can this service help me?

Our providers have met the required qualifications to provide office-based treatment for opioid addiction using buprenorphine (Suboxone) and Naltrexone. These medications, when taken in stable doses as part of a medically supervised treatment plan, can permit a person to lead a normal and productive life without any of the narcotic effects of heroin and/or other opioids abuse or misuse. The use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies can help many people sustain recovery.

The Benefits of this evidence-based treatment has been proven to:
  • Reduce the chances of an overdose related death.
  • Reduce opioid use and symptoms related to opioid use disorder.
  • Support people who choose to reduce or stop their opioid use.
  • Reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission.
  • Increase the likelihood that a person will NOT continue to use, abuse, or misuse drugs

If I am pregnant, can I get this service at SIPH?

Yes, we offer MOUD/MAT service to pregnant individuals.

Are there other treatment options for Opioid Use Disorder?

Yes, however, we do NOT offer Methadone treatment at SIPH. We can refer you to a Methadone Treatment Facility.

Can I get treated for alcohol, meth, or another substance?

No, we do not offer treatment for alcohol, meth or any other substance abuse disorder.

Please call us to set up an appointment if you feel that you or a loved one may need this service.

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Services
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Services

Links & Downloads

  Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  Opioids Information for Patients
  Rights for Individuals on Medication-Assisted Treatment