What's New

New Resource! The Perinatal Provider Toolkit

The Perinatal Provider Toolkit was developed through a SAMHSA grant, and is a centralized online reference to help health care providers quickly access reputable resource information on perinatal substance use for patient treatment and education. The toolkit is for any member of the healthcare team serving pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders and includes patient education materials, provider guidelines, webinars, and more.

Ready to Apply for a 100-Person Waiver Increase? Here's How!

If you have been providing buprenorphine for at least one year, you are now eligible to apply to increase your waiver limit to 100 patients. To apply, please submit an increase request via SAMHSA by completing the Online Notification Form to Increase Patient Limit form.

For more information, please visit SAMHSA’s webpage or contact CSAT's Buprenorphine Information Center at 866-BUP-CSAT (866-287-2728) or send an email to infobuprenorphine@samhsa.hhs.gov.


Welcome to the Oklahoma Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. This project aims to expand access to MAT for persons with opioid use disorder (OUD) by training and supporting rural primary care practices in Oklahoma. Medication-Assisted Treatment is an evidence-based strategy for treating persons with OUD. MAT combines the use of medications with counseling and behavior therapies to provide a whole-patient approach to treatment. While we are no longer recruiting for this project, we are still offering training to our current providers and conducting data collection activities.  We have also transitioned our focus toward an evaluation phase from October 2019 to February 2020. 

About Oklahoma Rural MAT Expansion

The Problem

Prescription drug overdoses kill nearly two Oklahomans per day. In many rural Oklahoma counties, opioids account for more than half of drug overdose deaths. Oklahoma lacks access to treatment for OUD, particularly in rural areas where there are few primary care providers trained to identify and treat people who are opioid dependent. Many Oklahoma providers are concerned about the devastating effect on their patients and communities. However, many providers also feel overwhelmed at the prospect of offering treatment for OUD in their own practice. Click here for more information about opioid addiction in Oklahoma.

What We Offer

We offered practical, hands-on assistance to providers and their office team through training, case-based consultations with addiction specialists, and mentoring from experienced medication-assisted treatment providers. Primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants were able to receive certification and appropriate waivers to treat and manage opioid dependent patients in the office setting. Practices have also received a stipend to facilitate data collection for a planned evaluation of the project.

Who is offering this program?

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is leading this project in partnership with the state of Oklahoma, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. This project is supported by grant R18HS025067 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Click here to learn more about partners.

Contact Us

Want to learn more about the project? 

Thank you for your interest in OklahomaMAT! We are currently in the evaluation phase of the project and are no longer enrolling new providers. However, if you would like to learn more or ask questions about Rural Oklahoma MAT, please contact the AIR team at: OklahomaMAT@air.org or 866-236-4285.

This project is supported by grant number R18HS025067 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The content of this website is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.