The Psychiatric Research Institute’s Center for Addiction Services and Treatment (CAST) provides medication assisted treatment (MAT) to treat opioid use disorders.  MAT combines the use of medications (e.g., Suboxone, buprenorphine, Vivitrol, methadone) and individual and group therapy to treat opioid detoxification, withdrawal, and cravings.

Suboxone/buprenorphine is used to treat addiction to opioid drugs, including heroin and narcotic painkillers. Suboxone is an opioid partial agonist and prevents withdrawal symptoms when someone stops taking opioids by producing similar effects to these drugs.

A handbook outlining all of the criteria for admission as well as the details of the program and a fee schedule is available upon request.

To get help, contact CAST at (501) 526-8400 and request Suboxone Information.

If you are interested in finding out more about our addiction treatment research studies, you can contact the Treatment Research Unit’s research assistant/recruiter at (501) 526-7969.

Click on the links below to learn more about the programs available at CAST.

Our Subutex treatment program

Our Vivitrol treatment program

Our Methadone treatment program

Click on the links below to obtain information and resources about substance abuse.

Do I have a problem with opioids or other drugs?

What are opioid use disorders?

What is buprenorphine?