Data on New MAT Track Indicates Better Patient Retention, Engagement
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders
A Year in, Serenity Lane’s Outcomes Show Better Patient Retention and Longer Engagement
Last July, Serenity Lane expanded its substance use disorder treatment services to include Medication-Assisted Treatment
(MAT) for patients with an opiate use disorder enrolled in residential programming. In one year, data on outcomes has shown MAT to be an effective treatment tool for improving patient retention rates by nearly 50 percent.
Among patients enrolled in MAT programming, discharge rates of patients leaving early or, “against clinical advice” (ACA) were 14 percent. By comparison, ACA rates for non-MAT enrolled patients in residential services were 21 percent.
Further, of the 384 MAT patients who attended programming, 199 reported still being engaged in recovery programming one year later.
Expanding Services to Outpatient Offices
To better serve patient needs, Serenity Lane will now offer some MAT services at our Eugene Outpatient office
. In addition to offering these MAT services, Serenity Lane will also be expanding the mental health services available at this location.