Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Toolkit: Empowering Recovery from Substance Use Disorders in Rural Alaska. This toolkit is focused on empowering providers that provide or support addiction medicine services in rural areas with Alaska Native people. Contained in the toolkit is specific information tailored for prescribing providers, as well as information intended for people new to working in the area of addiction medicine. This toolkit was developed to complement the State of Alaska MAT Guide. The MAT Toolkit starts with information about billing, collaboration within communities, and getting MAT programs started. The next few sections discuss talking to clients, basic information about addiction and medication options for opioid and alcohol use disorder. Lastly, the toolkit discusses policy and clinical considerations for rural Alaska, care coordination and treating the whole person through integrated wrap around services. The development of this toolkit was supported by a grant from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE), Improving Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for Underserved Populations and Communities. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the FORE.
Substance Use Warmline (855-300-3595; https://nccc.ucsf.edu) is a free, confidential tele-consultation service offering on-demand, individualized clinical guidance on the evaluation and management of substance use.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.