A cornerstone of our clinic is Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD). MOUD can provide individuals the help they need to recover from an opioid use disorder. Medication Assisted Treatment is the Medical Standard of Care for the treatment of opioid use disorder and is the single most effective treatment according to the FDA.
Our facility offers a safe, comfortable environment that promotes a path toward drug free living using Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) and a custom plan for every patient. MOUD uses medicines that are proven to reduce opioid use more effectively when compared to programs that use placebos or no medication at all.
Measurement of success in treating addiction is generally based on an individual’s needs and goals as structured within their unique care plan for recovery. One measure of success will be for patients to achieve the goals and objectives specified in their plan of care activities. This may include their ability to regain meaningful employment or possibly rebuild familial relationships.
Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Because of the progressive nature of addiction, disability or premature death often result if an individual is not able to access treatment or engage in appropriate recovery activities.
Medication for Opioid Use Disorder cuts the risk of death from overdose in half compared to people in counseling alone, or not in treatment.
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribes ongoing collaboration with the University of Washington, has already helped the Tribe develop one of the country’s leading Office Based Opioid Treatment Programs serving AI/AN. The Tribe hosts a yearly “Opiate Symposium” for medical and chemical dependency professionals from Alaska and Northwest Tribes and Tribal Councils & Executive Leaders are actively involved in an Anti-Drug Task Force, dedicating significant funds and resources to take on this Tribal and local epidemic.