Tyler Addiction Recovery Facility Faces Lack of Funding for Treatment, Medication

Cenikor in Tyler has been struggling to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for its clients.

According to Facility Director Dr. Jake Strain, out of his 157 clients treated for opiates, only 64 were able to receive MAT in the past year. He has been unable to receive any additional funding to this point.

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System defines MAT as “the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders.”

For each uninsured client, Strain said the cost for treatment is $275 for the first month, then $175 every month thereafter.

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