Lane County Treatment Center

Medication Assisted Treatment Program
(formerly Methadone Treatment Program)

432 W. 11th Ave, Room 170
Eugene, OR 97401

Monday- Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Closed Sundays

Phone: (541) 682-4464
Fax: (541) 682-3967

Medication Assisted Recovery Services
(formerly Buprenorphine Treatment Program)
432 W. 11th Ave, Room 101
Eugene, OR 97401

Phone: (541) 682-4036

Fax:(541) 682-9919
Monday- Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information in Spanish, please call (541) 682-4464.
Para información en español, por favor llama al (541) 682-4464.

Program Manager:
Terry Fields, LPA

Medical Director:

James Kassube, MD

Clinical Supervisor:

The Lane County Treatment Center provides outpatient treatment for adults with opioid use disorder.  We view drug involvement as a complex issue, and as such, we design each patient’s treatment, according to the individual’s own stated goals. We embrace a humanistic approach which honors a broad spectrum of treatment philosophies, from a more traditional abstinence based, disease model of addiction, to a harm reduction, adaptation model of drug involvement. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the drug use. The road to personal recovery is difficult on many levels and relapse is common and expected at various points along the way. We support each patient through their relapses, addressing their individual dynamics and relationship to the drugs they use.

We believe that patients benefit from our program by being involved in all aspects of their treatment, including treatment planning. We believe that all individuals with chemical dependence deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. We challenge the stigma often associated with drug involved individuals, and work to educate individuals, families, and the community to the underlying issues that lead people to abuse substances.

CARF Accredited Program 

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities 

Medication Assisted Treatment Program Details

Program Description
The Lane County Medication Assisted Treatment Program provides medically supervised methadone maintenance to help program participants reduce and ultimately end the mal-adaptive use of heroin and other opioid drugs.  Our program encourages a holistic and individualized approach to personal recovery.  Through individual and group counseling and therapy, we ask patients to honestly examine and assess multiple areas in their lives, which include, but are not limited to physical, psychological, social and spiritual health practices. We insist that each patient take responsibility for their life choices and actions. Therefore, the program’s treatment modality is considered a bio-psycho-social model.

The program is a part of the Behavioral Health Division within Lane County Health and Human Services.  Treatment through the program is available to any Oregon resident with Opioid and other drug dependencies who is able to attend treatment services six days a week. 

Patient Profile & Eligibility
Most clients in our program are in their 30s or 40s and have a 15-25 year drug use history. The program has a capacity of 500 patients, about half of whom are women. Poly-substance use is common. In addition to heroin and other opiates, alcohol, marijuana and nicotine are the most frequently used drugs. People enter the Methadone Program with a range of medical and psychosocial problems. Common health problems include a history of hepatitis or damaged liver function, acute abscesses at drug injection sites, and poor dental health. Other problem areas include extreme preoccupation with drug seeking and drug use, disturbed relationships, arrested personal development, financial problems, lowered productivity, and legal problems. Individuals are also at high risk of contracting communicable diseases, such as TB, hepatitis, and HIV. The patient's addiction often has a major impact on family members.

Program Goals
The overall goal of treatment is recovery in multiple life areas. We focus mostly on an individual’s level of functioning in the world. Through various treatment modalities, we encourage our patients to work on improving their lives. This may mean a return to legal, gainful employment, obtaining government benefits, developing, improving, or maintaining healthy relationships, improved physical and mental health, or a combination of all these things. The primary goal of our program is to provide treatment services that are respectful, culturally relevant, and beneficial to our patients.

Our services and our program rules are determined, in part, by multiple state and federal government, and accreditation standards and regulations. Our intention is to provide the best possible treatment within the context of these regulations.

Treatment Services
Intake into the program is supervised by the program's medical director. Intake includes gathering medical and treatment histories, reviewing the results of the initial physical exam and lab work, including HIV and TB testing, and an extensive interview with the patient. After intake, the patient is assigned to a primary counselor, and begins attending methadone dispensing at the clinic. Patients initially attend the clinic six days a week for dispensing. All patients get a "take-out" dose for observed holidays and Sundays. Treatment plans are individualized to meet each person's needs. Treatment services are offered as follows. 
  • Methadone dispensing and monitoring
  • Group, individual, couple, and/or family counseling
  • Urine drug screens
  • Crisis intervention
  • Drug education
  • HIV education and risk assessment
  • Medical supervision of treatment
  • Referral to support and self-help groups
  • Coordination with other community resources
  • Case Management
  • Peer support

In addition to individual, couple, and group treatment, the program involves family members in the patient’s care. Family treatment is provided as indicated to educate and support partners, children, or parents about the patient's addiction, family issues related to addiction, and the patient's treatment. Some of the topics for Group Therapy include; Relapse Prevention, Relaxation and Meditation, Sound and Music Therapy, Grief and Loss, Men's Group, Yoga, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

Medication Assisted Recovery Services Program Details

Program Description
Lane County Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) provides lifesaving medications to those who struggle with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Buprenorphine is not intended to be a cure for addiction, but is to be used as a valuable tool in treatment of OUD. MARS is committed to patient care and to supporting patients in their goal of achieving abstinence from illicit opiate use. MARS does not provide medications for the use of other substances; however, it does provide case management and referrals to other forms of treatment to ensure patients are able to live a self-directed life and reach their full potential. Patients in the MARS program will see an in-office provider to begin buprenorphine treatment.

Patient Profile & Eligibility

The ideal candidates for OUD treatment with buprenorphine have been objectively diagnosed with an opioid dependency, are willing to follow safety precautions for the treatment, have been cleared of any health conflicts with using buprenorphine, and have reviewed other treatment options before agreeing to buprenorphine treatment. Length of treatment is based on individual treatment needs.

We accept the Oregon Health Plan, self-payment, and assist with private insurance claims.

Treatment Services

Addiction is a complex disease involving many factors, and multiple approaches may be needed to achieve sustained change. Buprenorphine is one option that is a proven, integral part of addiction medicine, treatment, and recovery. In order to provide a broad spectrum of care for opioid dependent patients, the following services are offered:
  • Consultation and Referrals
  • Case Management

Location and Parking Information

The Lane County Treatment Program is located at 432 West 11th Avenue, on the corner of Lawrence and 11th Avenue. There is parking in the lot to the west of the building, as well as free two hour parking along Lawrence. For your convenience, there are bike racks located on the north and west sides of the building, at the entrances to both the Medication Assisted Recovery Services Program (front/northwest corner of the building, closest to West 11th) and the Medication Assisted Treatment Program (center/west side of the building, just off the parking lot).

The programs are served by Lane Transit District buses, and are within a short walking distance from the Eugene Station. More information about bus maps and routing can be found at the Lane Transit District website.