Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

What is MAT?

South Dakota Urban Indian Health is committed to providing access to medications that have demonstrated improved safety in preventing or reducing withdrawal symptoms from opioids and/or alcohol. The MAT program at SDUIH practices a harm-reduction model of care. This practice promotes individualized treatment plans based on patient-centered goals. Referrals will be made when a patient requires a higher level of care than the MAT program offers.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) 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. Often accompanied by substance use disorders, are mental health diagnoses and needs. We are aware that our Native communities face many adversities as the result of Historical and Intergenerational Traumas which must be addressed with clinical and cultural interventions. Effective trauma-informed care for our native communities must include access to cultural and community resources to address each individual’s mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being.

Our programs and services include:

  • Individual and Group Therapy and Counseling
  • Substance Misuse Assessments
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Cultural Activities
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Smudging

The care you will find at South Dakota Urban Indian Health is tailored for your unique needs through connection to Indigenous culture. You will be met by a member of our team who will help you find support in the path toward recovery, free from judgment.

Who is eligible to participate in the MAT program?

Individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) may be evaluated for entry into the SDUIH MAT program through different avenues, including but not limited to:

  • Self-Referral
  • Internal Referral
  • Community Health Outreach Referral
  • Outsider Provider Referral

What can I expect as a MAT program participant?

Treatment plans are customized to each individual based on their goals. During the initial intake appointment, MAT Program participants will work with their provider to establish a treatment plan best suited for them and their highest needs. There is no timeline as to how long an individual can take part in the program.

As an added support, peer recovery coaches are offered to MAT Program participants. These are individuals with lived experiences in active recovery who will walk alongside participants during their healing journey.

What sets SDUIH's MAT Program apart from others?

SDUIH is committed to providing a trauma-informed approach to care. A critical component of that is ensuring MAT Program participants have access to cultural values and support systems to stay connected to traditional Indigenous lifeways. Participants will have access to cultural activities and services throughout their journey.

Help for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is available locally for Native Americans living in Pierre and Sioux Falls.

Opioid treatment at SDUIH offers an Indigenous, comprehensive approach to healthcare. Through connecting with Native American lifeways and practices (such as inipi sweat purification ceremony, Red Road Approach Recovery groupsDakota language classes, and more), our tailored care for Native people sets us apart from other facilities. An individualized plan for recovery can include Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), behavioral health therapy, and cultural health services.

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Call us today for more information. To schedule an appointment, please reach out to your nearest provider.

DTSF Office

(605) 271-0164

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

300 N Phillips Ave
Suite 120
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Sioux Falls Clinic

P: (605) 339-0420

F: (605) 339-0038

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

1200 N West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Pierre Clinic

P: (605) 224-8841

F: (605) 224-6852

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

339 S Pierre St
Pierre, SD 57501

After Hours

(605) 609-9294

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