You can get your life back. There is help and hope if you’re struggling with addiction and substance abuse. When you come to Mary’s Center, you can expect safe, confidential care from our trusted team of clinicians. We work hard to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with addiction and substance abuse and are here to help you on your path to recovery by providing:
Access to Suboxone* and other medications through our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program
Care coordination services
Risk reduction interventions
Resources and education
Referrals to mental health, medical, and social services at Mary’s Center and external partners
*Suboxone has been clinically proven to be a safe and effective treatment option for people who are struggling with heroin-opioid addiction.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) at Mary’s Center
Mary’s Center offers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) if you are struggling with heroin-opioid abuse. We use buprenorphine (Suboxone)—a safe and clinically proven treatment—as a key part of our MAT program to help you reduce and then stop substance abuse. Patients who have used buprenorphine have reported experiencing a decrease in cravings for continued opioid use and diminished withdrawal symptoms. Here’s what you can expect if you decide to try the MAT program:
You will meet with a Mary’s Center medical staff member for an assessment.
Your medical provider will gather your medical history and review clinic protocols and requirements.
You will be scheduled for 2 to 3 visits per week as your dose is adjusted. After that, you will have weekly to biweekly visits, eventually reducing to monthly visits.
You will not be prescribed buprenorphine during your first visit or if you are taking illicit benzodiazepines or stimulants.
You will need to have a plan in place to pay for medication. (We accept Medicaid, Medicare, cash, or private insurance is accepted).
Application: Mary’s Center is ready to partner with you on your health journey. To speak with an Addiction Specialist/MAT Care Coordinator, call (202) 545-8047.
We accept most insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. If you don’t have health insurance, we’ll help you apply for public benefits or provide care at a discount. Comprehensive list of insurances are available on our website.