Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Program
There is help, and hope, for people with substance use (also called drug use) disorders. People ages 12 to 25 can receive outpatient care at the Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Program (formerly called Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction). This program, located in the Livingston Ambulatory Center, is part of the Division of Adolescent Medicine.
Our team works together with the patient and family to figure out the best plan for treatment. We work with community partners to provide medical, mental and behavioral health care for every patient.
Patients receive support to reduce harmful behaviors related to substance use. The program also provides comprehensive care to address related health issues, including reproductive health, Hepatitis C, anxiety, depression and attention-deficit disorder.
Meet Our Team
We specialize in substance use treatment and offer a team-based approach to using medication-assisted treatment. Our care team includes physicians, social workers, nurses, pharmacists, therapists and peer navigators.
- Al Anon/Alateen of Central Ohio (Providing Support to Those Affected by Someone Else's Drinking)
- Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County
- CAP4Kids: Resources for patient and families
- Harm Reduction Ohio
- Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): E-cigarettes and Vaping: What Parents Need to Know
- National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- SAMHSA Parent and Caregiver Resources
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Locations
Request an AppointmentCall (614) 355-8614 for additional information or to request an appointment.
Taylor was 17 when she came to Nationwide Children’s Hospital wanting to stop using drugs. She had a history of drug abuse—smoking marijuana, cigarettes and heroin. By the time she was 15, she was injecting heroin five times a day in addition to using cocaine.
Then, Taylor began participating in our Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction (MATA) Program. She received medication to stop withdrawal symptoms and decrease her craving for heroin. We referred her to intensive drug counseling, and she started attending Alcoholics Anonymous regularly.
At first, Taylor was seen in MATA every 10 to 14 days. Now, she comes in once a month. She is on a very low dose of medication and hopes to be off soon. Taylor is working on quitting smoking and has completely stopped using illegal drugs. She graduated high school and is working and taking college courses. She has a savings account and is traveling to Australia.