Addiction Treatment

Treatment Options for Substance Use Disorder at SLV Health

Substance use disorder can be treated in a variety of ways. No single treatment stands out for any individual. What works well for one person may not be suitable for another. In most cases, more than one approach is necessary, such as medication combined with counseling to support lifestyle changes.

Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)

Opioid use disorder is a disease that affects sons, daughters, mother, fathers, and friends. SLV Health recognizes MAT therapy as a way to save lives and provide evidence based care for our community members who are suffering from this disease.

MAT is medication assisted therapy. For patients who face the overwhelming disease of opioid use disorder, it is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs.

Any patient who is actively using opioids, or fears they may being using opioids again, can reach out to Primary Care or Women’s Health to be set up with an appointment to discuss the type of MAT therapy that may be right for them.

An additional resource for pregnant women who are addicted to opioids is www.toughasamother.org

Addiction Treatment Services are available at Primary Care at Stuart Avenue Clinic in Alamosa by Mallori Gariner, FNP-C, Sarah McAlpine, MD, & Melissa Voutsalath, DO. Call (719) 589-8082.
Addiction Treatment Services are available at Primary Care at the Antonito Clinic in Antonito by Clint Sowards, MD, & Brian Jackson, PA-C. Call (719) 376-2308.
For pregnant women, addiction treatment services are available at the Women’s Clinic at RMC, 106 Blanca Avenue, Alamosa by Amy Robertson, MD, Carmelo Hernandez, MD, & Stephanie Posorske, CNM. Call (719) 589-8028.