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substance use

medication assisted recovery (MAR)

What is MAR?

MAR stands for medication-assisted recovery. It is used to treat opioid use disorders. Medication is used, in addition to counseling and behavioral therapy, to treat opioid use disorders. The medication is part of the treatment, but NOT the treatment itself.


Benefits of MAR

MAR is evidence-based, first-line treatment for opioid use disorders. MAR has been shown to lower cravings/urges for opioids, lower relapse rates, and increase engagement in treatment.


Treatment Pathways Offered

Heritage Behavioral Health Center offers two medications: naltrexone (Vivitrol) and Methadone. Heritage works in collaboration with Crossing Healthcare to refer clients for Suboxone.

What are the requirements for participation?

  • Attend and Actively Participate in Therapy/Counseling through Heritage

  • Attend a Weekly Groups as Recommended

  • Attend All Scheduled Medical Appointments

  • Provide Random Urine Drug Screens

  • Safe, Secure Location to Keep the Medication Away from Children and Others


To start the process for MAR,  please come to our downtown location to complete a bio-psychosocial assessment (first come, first serve). Open Access Clinic is held Monday – Wednesday from 8:00AM to 10:45AM and 1:00PM to 3:45PM. If you need an alternative time to complete the assessment, please call Heritage at (217) 362-6262 to schedule an appointment.

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