Addiction and Substance use Issues


The Olive Space does provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid dependence, alcohol dependence and nicotine dependence.  Medication assisted treatment for addiction does work and so we are here to help.

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence

Whether you are suffering from dependence to pain medication, heroin, fentanyl or other opioids, medication assisted treatment works.  It is also quickly becoming the standard of care. MAT significantly reduces opioid cravings and helps people remain clean and abstinent of illicit opioids. Sadly, research has shown that without the assistance of medication treatment, 80-90% of individuals addicted to opioids relapse within a year. Thus, the goal at the Olive Space is to help clients suffering from opioid addiction take control of their lives and begin the healing process.

If you are interested in Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid dependence, please contact the Olive Space for a consultation. A thorough evaluation will be conducted by Dr. Bagayogo to determine whether MAT is right for you. Currently two medications are approved for office based opioid treatment. They are Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. We will discuss which of these two medications is the right choice for you and work together to set up treatment goals.

Medication Assisted Treatment for alcohol dependence

Alcohol dependence has significant health effects.  It damages major organs in your body, including your heart, liver, pancreas and brain.  It further increases your risk of developing certain types of cancer.  The socioeconomic costs are also considerable, such as increased risk of injury, loss of employment and family breakdown.  If you are suffering from alcohol dependence and need help, please contact the Olive Space for a consultation.  You may be a candidate for medication assisted treatment.  Several medications are FDA approved specifically for Alcohol dependence, while others have shown significant promise but are not yet FDA approved.  A thorough evaluation will help determine which course of action is best for your situation.

Medication Assisted Treatment for nicotine dependence

Cigarette smoking damages nearly every organ of the body.  It causes countless diseases including cancer and reduces the health of smokers in general.  It is associated with nearly 480000 deaths each year in the United States.  Medication assisted treatment have been proven to reduce cravings and increase quit rates. If you are suffering from nicotine dependence and are interested in smoking cessation, please contact the Olive Space for a consultation.  We are here to help and support you as you strive for healthier living.