Medicated Assisted Treatment

Clara Martin Center has joined forces with other providers in the “Hub and Spoke” model of substance treatment across the State of Vermont, in response to community members who are struggling with the increasingly common and devastating affliction of opioid dependency. Clients who require medication assistance to maintain their recovery (such as methadone or suboxone) may begin their treatment at one of several “Hubs” across the state, such as Central Vermont Addictive Medicine in Berlin.

Clients who do not require daily methadone treatment may have their treatment of suboxone transferred to a “Spoke”, such as Gifford Primary Care or Clara Martin Center. Clients enroll in Clara Martin Center’s Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) program by signing a contract to engage in a variety of recovery treatment services and monitoring, in order to have continued prescriptions of the suboxone. The goal of this treatment is to prevent relapse, while addressing the many challenges that interfere with successful and sustained recovery. Ultimately, it is the goal to support clients in reducing or eliminating the use of medications to support recovery.