Medication Assisted Treatment
What is this service?
This service provides Medication Assisted Treatment for those suffering from opiate use disorders. Opiates include heroin, morphine, oxycontin, and other narcotic pain killers. Medication Assisted Treatment is also available for those suffering from alcohol use disorders, and involves the use of medications to decrease cravings, decrease side effects of withdrawal, and to provide improved motivation to abstain from substances.
Who can use this service?
Anyone can use this service who has a substance use disorder and is in need of assistance to abstain from alcohol, opiates, or methamphetamines.
- Program participants must have a substance use disorder and not be under current physician care or with a pain management clinic.
- Program participants must be 18 years or older.
Is there a charge for this service?
This service is provided free of charge for Medi-Cal beneficiaries and on a reasonable sliding fee scale.
- Income levels and household size are assessed and fees are determined upon a percentage.
- Medi-Cal beneficiaries' fees are covered by Medi-Cal.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays. The services are available in the four (4) Drug and Alcohol Services clinic locations in Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo/Johnson Avenue, and Grover Beach.
Location, directions and hours of operation
Click on location name to show hours of operation, directions and phone information
San Luis Obispo Drug & Alcohol Services
2180 Johnson Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Grover Beach Drug & Alcohol & Probation
1523 Longbranch Avenue Grover Beach, CA 93433
Atascadero Drug & Alcohol Services
3556 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422
Paso Robles Drug & Alcohol Services
1763 Ramada Drive Paso Robles, CA 93446
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get Naloxone?
- Speak to your local medical provider. Naloxone is FREE with Medi-Cal.
- Drug and Alcohol will provide free educational sessions and prescribe Naloxone. Ask the MAT team for more information, and one of the psych techs will assist you.
- SLO Bangers Syringe Exchange has the intramuscular version of Naloxone for free upon arrival. It is given in a confidential setting, and is open Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 at the Public Health Department, 2191 Johnson Avenue, SLO. Call (805) 458-0123 for more information.
- If you already have your Naloxone prescription, go to any Rite Aid or CVS Pharmacy to fill the prescription.
- If you don't have a prescription you can go to the following CVS pharmacies and have the medication furnished to you:
- CVS SLO - 11990 Los Osos Valley Road
- CVS AG - 1435 E Grand Avenue
- CVS Nipomo - 610 W Tefft Street
- CVS Paso Robles - 187 Niblick Road
Tell me more about the syringe exchange
SLO Bangers Syringe Exchange serves our County and provides many services. They are located in the Public Health building, 2191 Johnson Avenue, and are open on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30. Contact the coordinator at 805-458-0123 for more information.
Some services they provide are:
- Hepatitis C and HIV testing (get $10 to stay for your result)
- Offer the opioid overdose reversal medication, Naloxone, for free. Currently, they have the intramuscular version available, but will soon also have the nasal version.
- Provide a variety of sizes and gauges of syringes, as well as other sterile items used in injecting substances, such as cottons, cookers, waters, and more.
- Can provide referrals to things such as treatment, detox, and other options upon request.