Faith and MAT (Medically Assisted Treatment): "Can't We Just Get Along?"

Beth Delaney, DNP with Pastor Greg Delaney

Room 3

Many faith-based clinics have been slow to adopt drugs like Suboxone in treating opioid addictions, but that is rapidly changing. In a recent survey over 1/3 of CCHF clinics reported that they plan to expand scope of services to include MAT (medication assisted treatment). This session will look the trends in MAT via information gleaned from recent meetings with SAMHSA, ONDCP, and DHHS, and will share about faith-focused recovery providers who are exploring, and/or using MAT. This presentation will also provide insights gained from recent summits between the Office of Faith-Based and Community Outreach Initiatives and MAT experts.