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"Medication-assisted treatment combined with psychosocial therapies and community-based recovery supports is the gold standard for treating opioid addiction.”

– U.S. Surgeon General

Community Health Service Inc. offers personalized plans to help individuals with substance use disorder, including behavioral health therapies and medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD).

When health care providers use the term "MOUD," we typically speak of the combination drug "suboxone," which is used to treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The two medications in suboxone are buprenorphine and naltrexone. Buprenorphine is a long-acting opioid that reduces the cravings commonly experienced during opioid withdrawal. It also blocks the effect of other opiates, effectively reducing further opioid use. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist which blocks the intoxicating effects of the opiate medication and reduces physical dependence so that patients can function normally. There is no maximum recommended duration of treatment, and for some patients treatment may continue indefinitely, with or without additional resources like counseling and peer support.

CHSI also offers Naltrexone and Vivitrol for the treatment of Alchohol Use Disorder.

CHSI believes that all individuals deserve to be treated with empathy, respect, patience, and understanding. We strive to help every patient who comes to us for treatment, regardless of insurance status, and we accept most forms of insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare. Other options include financial assistance and payment plans. MAT services are available at the Grafton, ND and Moorhead, MN sites.

If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our Grafton (701-352-4048) or Moorhead clinic (218-236-6502) and ask about our medication for opioid use disorder program.


Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences. Prevention efforts and treatment approaches for addiction are generally as successful as those for other chronic diseases.”

– American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Definition of Addiction