Medication-Assisted Treatment

Empowerment Clinic employs a Clinical Pharmacist and Nurse Practitioner, both have experience and have been trained in the use of Vivitrol (Naltrexone) & Suboxone (Buprenorphine). EC’s MAT program provide a culturally-specific component where Black client and Latino clients feel very safe receiving MAT. Due to events attached to historical trauma such as the exploratory research by J. Marion Sims (A statue of him stands in New York City) , Tuskegee experiment, Forced Sterilization of black women and many other intentional adverse medical experiences, people of color have expressed to EC staff that they do not feel safe receiving MAT in “white” organizations.