Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS)

Our MARS Program

Operating out of the EPIC Recovery Center, MARS offers medication assisted treatment (also known as MAT) for those with an opioid or alcohol addiction. MARS combines medication with counseling, care coordination and peer support — a wraparound program to ensure the best possible outcomes. Studies show that MAT, combined with counseling, is the most effective form of treatment for opioid use disorders.

A common misconception associated with MAT is that it substitutes one drug for another. Instead, the medications used in our MARS Program relieve the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. EPIC provides a safe and controlled level of medication to overcome the use of an abused opioid and/or alcohol.

Medication Assisted Treatment

Buprenorphine (Bupe)

Buprenorphine suppresses and reduces cravings for the abused drug. It can come in a pill form or sublingual tablet that is placed under the tongue. Under our MARS Program, Bupe is administered in conjunction with counseling, care coordination, and peer support services. For more information please call (904) 417-7100.

Vivitrol

By blocking the euphoric effects of opioids or alcohol, this medication (paired with counseling) has proven to be an effective treatment to help with alcohol and opioid dependence. Because Vivitrol is a non-narcotic and opioid antagonist, which does not have any addictive properties, dependence on the medication does not occur.

Vivitrol has a long-acting formula, which means it only has to be administered once a month. When used with counseling, it has shown to be effective for both the treatment of alcohol dependence and the prevention of relapse in opioid dependence following opioid detox. We recognize that addiction is both physical and psychological, and therefore want to be able to monitor the progress of each client during their treatments. For more information please call (904) 417-7100.

CONTACT US TODAY

We are available 24/7 to answer any questions and/or provide you with available resources. If you are seeking to enroll in our MARS Program, please call the EPIC Recovery Center at (904) 417-7100.

We accept most commercial insurances, Medicaid, self-pay with sliding scale, Visa & MasterCard. For more information about payment options, call (904) 417-7100.

Included in the MARS Program
  • Specialized care
  • Ongoing support
  • 2-phase outpatient recovery program
  • 1:1 and group counseling
  • Mutual Support meetings
  • Alcohol/Opiate Detox (if necessary)
  • Family therapy