Connections Access is our substance use treatment centers that offer same-day evaluation and intervention services, including medication assisted treatment. We help patients start the road to recovery by building them an individualized treatment plan based on their needs, and offering additional services if needed like mental health care and social work services. We also offer primary care services like health checkups and preventative screenings for HIV and Hepatitis C to improve the overall health of patients.
You’ll see a medical provider and get started on your treatment the same day you come in.
Individualized treatment plans
Strategic communication in the first month to promote success
Understanding the person and fitting treatment into his or her lifestyle
Focusing on the patient’s goals
Screening for HepC, HIV, other STDs
Primary care services
Care for mental health issues
Tight controls and lab testing to prevent drug diversion
Family or friend referrals
An insurance company or healthcare provider recommendation
Recently released from jail
Does MAT just trade one addiction for another?
MAT Bridges the biological and behavioral components of addiction. Research indicates that a combination of medication and behavioral therapies can successfully treat Substance Use Disorders and help sustain recovery.
Is MAT only short term treatment?
Research shows that patients on MAT for at least 1-2 years have the greatest rates of long-term success. There is currently no evidence to support benefits from stopping MAT.
I heard that MAT increases the risk for overdoes in patients:
MAT helps to prevent overdoses from occurring. Even a single use of opiates after detoxification can result in a life threatening or fatal overdose. Following detoxification, tolerance to the euphoria brought on by opiate use remains higher than tolerance to respiratory depression.
Will participating in MAT hinder my recovery process?
MAT has been shown to assist patients in recovery by improving quality of life, level of functioning and the ability to handle stress. Above all, MAT helps reduce mortality while patients begin recovery.
Is MAT better than abstinence?
MAT is evidenced based and it’s the recommended course of treatment for Opiate Addiction. The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Medical Association, The National Institute on Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Other agencies emphasize MAT as First Line Treatment.
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If this is an emergency, please contact
The Urgent Psychiatric Care Center (UPC)
1201 S 7th Ave; Suite #150
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(Phoenix Memorial Healthcare Plaza – 7th Ave and Buckeye)
The Crisis Response Center (CRC)
2802 E. District Street
Tucson, AZ 85714