The core of the medication assisted treatment program is based on providing the necessary counseling needed to achieve sobriety, in addition to properly chosen medications. We have found further enhancement of the program by dispensing the medications onsite. This offers better control of the medicine along with closer monitoring for side effects and any potential interactions with other medicines. We have found by controlling the dispensing of the medications, we can check the patient for proper administration of the drug, as well as ask about any issues that may arise.
An added benefit for the patient is that there is no need to run to the pharmacy for their prescription, saving time. Medications provided for Ohio Medicaid patients are covered by their insurance.