Substance Use Disorders Treatment And Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program
Southeast offers outpatient treatment for substance use disorders and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid dependence, structured through an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Southeast uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria to establish the level of care appropriate to meet the needs of the patient.
The MAT program combines pharmacological medications Buprenorphine (Suboxone or Subutex), which is an opioid agonist/antagonist that blocks other narcotics while reducing withdrawal risk, or Naltrexone (Vivitrol) a non-addictive opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of other narcotics; with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
Our Chaplain is available and meets with clients to assist with spiritual counseling and guidance if needed. Due to the need for medication administered in MAT, our Chaplain runs groups to help those who want support, but don’t feel welcome at AA or NA.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Substance Use Treatment combine Behavioral Health Treatment to Treat the Whole Person.
Counselors at Southeast provide both individual and group counseling and support while receiving substance use treatment.
Physical Health Care
Physicians and Nurse Practitioners at Southeast provide a physical examination, screening, lab testing, and general healthcare services for people enrolled in the MAT program and anyone who wants primary care services.
Case Management and Peer Support Services
Case managers and peers assist program participants to manage their recovery plan. Case managers work with program participants to ensure they are able to access the comprehensive range of services offered by Southeast.
Peers bring a unique and powerful perspective to the program, as they have overcome substance use disorders in their own lives and are able to share insights and relate with program participants through a shared experience.
Alternative Pain Management and Treatment Services – Acupuncture and Auricular Acupuncture
These services are offered as adjunctive treatments to manage post-acute withdrawal and cravings and to provide alternative pain management treatment.
How to Access Substance Use Treatment Services and/or MAT (Columbus)
Call us at 614-225-0990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in Columbus to schedule a MAT or Substance Use Treatment Assessment. Our staff will ask questions to determine your needs and goals and how we can help you reach them. Walk-In Assessments: • Sign Up/Registration for Walk-In Assessments- Monday and Wednesday 11am-12pm (first come-first served)
Bridge to Opiate Recovery Program is a low barrier outpatient clinic for people wanting to start suboxone treatment for opioid use disorder. This harm reduction focused program meets people where they are and engages them while they get stabilized on medication. Clients will have continued access to medication as they make
treatment transitions. Patients can be self referred, referred by an ER, or discharging from inpatient / residential care. Walk-in hours are 1-3 pm every Wednesday. Have questions about BOR or need to schedule an appointment? Contact Kate Ruschman 614-625-6687.
Walk-In Services for Substance Use Treatment in Merion Village, Columbus
To have a walk-in substance use treatment assessment done you will need to walk in to our office at Southeast Healthcare in Merion Village located 1455 S. Fourth Street in Columbus. We provide assessments on a first come, first serve basis. Appointments call Merion Village location 614-444-0800.
Monday & Thursday at 12:00 pm and Tuesday & Wednesday at 8:00 am
If you plan to walk-in to be seen, bring with you your picture ID, verification of income and/or health insurance and proof of residence, and a list of prescriptions (and supplements) with doctor’s name and original bottles preferred.
Vivitrol through Primary Care
Individual seeks Vivitrol only, no interest in treatment (Counseling, Group) services
Appointments: Central Scheduling 614-360-0222 • Ask for appointment with Primary Care for Vivitrol.
Continuing Support for Your Recovery
After Completion of Treatment – Continued recovery support and encouragement that meets monthly
Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous – (MARA)
Referrals to other support groups to help sustain your recovery program.
RREACT (Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team) and HOPE Task Force
If you or your loved one is experiencing addiction and/or mental health crisis, the RREACT Program is here to help you now. RREACT stands for Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team.
Our team consists of mental health nurses, outreach coordinators and peers placed within the Emergency Medical Services model to respond in real time to community needs.
Southeast, along with Columbus Division of Fire and other providers, provide evidence-based approaches for patients experiencing addiction and/or mental health crises that are protocol-based to ensure a standardized approach to assessment, treatment and disposition. The team will meet individuals on-scene to assist them wherever they are and provide immediate linkage to resources and treatment.
In response to an opiate overdose, the RREACT team will be requested by the EMS/Dispatch communication center for on-scene response. The team will provide support to paramedics; assess for lethality if necessary; offer brief crisis intervention; and collect information on current linkage to services and facilitate re-linkage if appropriate.
For more information about RREACT call (614) 360-0199.
HOPE Task Force
The HOPE Task Force is committed to helping individuals and families impacted by the opioid epidemic in Franklin County.
Southeast HOPE Outreach Services
- Immediate Access to Detox
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Linkage to Services
- Primary Care and Mental Health
- Transportation Support
- Case Management
- Individual Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Family Supports
- Naloxone (Narcan) Training and Kits
This program is in affiliation with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.