MATTERS facilitates rapid referrals to outpatient treatment for opioid and substance use disorders. Referrals are submitted online 24/7, 365 days a year by participating referral sites.
MATTERS partners with various telemedicine agencies to provide rapid evaluations and linkage to treatment for individuals with substance use disorder. Individuals may also choose to follow up for care virtually at their time of referral.
Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies used to reduce the negative consequences of any health behavior, including drug use. MATTERS’ harm reduction services include the distribution of free supplies, trainings, and vending machines.
How it works
1. Our referral site partners encounter an individual with opioid use disorder.
2. MATTERS facilitates a rapid referral, offering medication vouchers, transportation vouchers, and peer referrals to assist individuals in getting to their first clinic appointment.
3. Individuals are connected to an outpatient treatment organization of their choice and are seen in as little as 24 hours from their referral!
Mission, Vision & Values
To provide every person living with substance use and mental health disorders multiple pathways to treatment and resources within their own community by creating an extensive network focused on improving access and eliminating financial, geographical, and social barriers.
For MATTERS to be utilized across the United States as a way to reduce morbidity and mortality rates for people living with substance use and mental health disorders by linking them to stigma-free treatment and resources so that no matter what stage of readiness they are in, help is always available.