Medication Assisted Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) using medications like Buprenorphine, Methadone or injectable Naltrexone with other behavioral therapies is an evidence-based treatment and is available to anyone in need. MAT is available in Emergency Departments, some community physician offices, and OASAS-funded or licensed opioid treatment programs. Find out how many people have received MAT in outpatient sites on Staten Island.
Linking People to Treatment
New resources and infrastructure improvements have been established to link people better with appropriate opioid and other substance use care services and to reduce unnecessary hospital utilization. An up-to-date Behavioral Health Resource Guide and the local 24/7 SI Connect Call Center allow people to quickly access treatment and support services when needed. The ED Warm Handoff Program using trained Peers (Addiction Recovery Coaches and Peer Advocates) to conduct peer-initiated hand-offs and SI Connect help get people to community-based care in a timely manner. Find out how many people have been linked to treatment on Staten Island.
OASAS Addiction Treatment Programs
Multiple treatment programs on Staten Island are funded, licensed, or operated by OASAS (Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services) to provide treatment services to people with opioid and other substance use disorders. These programs are available in different outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings. Find out how many people are in OASAS addiction treatment programs on Staten Island.