Treatment – Prescription for change

Treatment is Available

Treatment for opioid dependence and addiction is available. This includes access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT).  If you or someone you know is having a problem with opioids or other substances and has decided to seek out information about treatment, congratulations – that is a first step to recovery!

Linking to the Right Services

Getting an assessment to determine the services that are right for you is important.  There are many ways to do this.  You may want to start with asking your primary care physician for a referral to a specialist or check with your insurance plan to find a nearby behavioral health provider.   You can also make an appointment or simply walk-in during business hours at a nearby Community Mental Health Center, Comprehensive Community Addiction Recovery Center or certified Opioid Treatment Center  Many of these facilities accept insurance, and some are contracted to provide services on a sliding scale or at no cost for Oklahomans who qualify.  Find these and other appropriate services by using  the links and information provided here, or call toll-free from anywhere in Oklahoma to 1-800-522-9054 (phone lines are staffed every day, 24-hours a day) to find services near you.

Types of Services

Services to treat substance use disorder are designed according to a person’s individual needs.   It may involve individual or group counseling, services delivered in a residential setting or other options.  The initial assessment will help determine the appropriate approach.  With treatment for opioid use disorder, medication assisted treatment (MAT), also sometimes referred to as Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR), has been a significant tool in helping individuals achieve recovery.  MAT and other treatment services are available in Oklahoma.

What is Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT/MAR)?

MAT/MAR is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to address opioid use disorder. Research has shown that this combination of medication and therapy can successfully be used in the treatment of opioid addiction.

It's Safe.

Taking medication for opioid addiction is like taking medication to control heart disease or diabetes. It is NOT the same as substituting one addictive drug for another.  The medication used in this process and in accordance with a treatment plan, appropriately administered, is broadly safe and effective.  Use of MAT/MAR does NOT create a new addiction.

It Works.

There is a great deal of information regarding the effectiveness of MAT/MAR.  We have provided links as part of this website to help you learn more.

Treatment Facts

  • Opioids reduce the perception of pain but can also produce drowsiness, mental confusion, euphoria, nausea, constipation, and, depending upon the amount of drug taken, can depress respiration. Illegal opioid drugs, such as heroin and legally available pain relievers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone can cause serious health effects.
  • Symptoms of opioid use disorders include strong desire for opioids, inability to control or reduce use, continued use despite interference with major obligations or social functioning, use of larger amounts over time, development of tolerance, spending a great deal of time to obtain and use opioids, and withdrawal symptoms that occur after stopping or reducing use, such as negative mood, nausea or vomiting, muscle aches, diarrhea, fever, and insomnia.

WHERE TO FIND Treatment.

Treatment is available for Opioid dependency at these locations across Oklahoma.