Damian’s Recovery Story

Damian is a patient in our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) recovery program. He has worked in addiction and recovery, and known our MAT Program Director Dominique McDowell throughout his career. He has also had to manage injuries and surgeries since age 19, many of which resulted in opioid prescriptions. Recently, Damian had a serious work accident in the truck he was driving. The doctor he was referred to prescribed pain medication. Damian has never struggled with medication abuse, but knows how doses can increase – he decided not to “go back down this road” from past pain and opioids, and wanted to avoid escalation of pain meds. When his doctor (who had no connection to MCHWC) mentioned Suboxone, Damian looked online for programs in Marin. He came to…

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