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Southern NJ MAT Center of Excellence

Southern NJ MAT
Center of Excellence


Expanding Care and Promoting Excellence

Ending Stigma and Saving Lives

The Southern NJ MAT Center of Excellence (SNJMATCOE) offers education, mentoring, collaboration, and networking across the nine southern counties of the state:

Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean, and Salem.

We are also deeply committed to expanding MAT access

and services at our academic centers in Southern New Jersey.

Our MISSION is to increase statewide capacity to provide standard of care treatment for patients with substance use disorder through mentoring and education;

building working collaborations within the community;

and conducting research and developing novel and

innovative models of service delivery.


Our VISION is to end the stigma of addiction and ensure

that all people with substance use disorder have access

to high-quality, evidence-based care so they may live

full and satisfied lives.

Please note that our website is continually updated with new prescriber education and health communication resources.

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News and Updates


COVID–19 Tips for Safety During the Outbreak

Free Emergency Mail-Order Naloxone in NJ


877-4NARCAN or (877) 462-7226 to request naloxone, or also request online through

Naloxone Distribution and Training Programs Guide  by New Jersey County

The Naloxone Distribution and Training Programs Guide

by New Jersey County is available in both

interactive and print formats.

This comprehensive county-by-county guide for

health care professional reference and patient education

includes pharmacies who dispense NARCAN®

(naloxone hydrochloride) Nasal Spray and the FDA-

approved generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray

(utilizing standing orders, and via prescription).

This guide was a special research project initially

developed in Spring 2020, with gratitude to our

dedicated team of content experts, interns,

medical students, and peer specialists who supported

research design and data collection.

About Addicition

Neurobiology of Addiction


An addiction or a use disorder is a brain disease that occurs after repeat exposure to substances or activities that result in reward (positive) and withdrawal (negative) cycles.

When a brain is exposed to these cycles over and over, the end result is change in the brain structure and connections that can change behavior. People often experience impulse control, or the inability to stop a behavior such as using a substance.

Over time, using substances or engaging in the addictive behavior often doesn't even feel pleasurable anymore, but people with

use disorders have a compulsion to continue to use as if it is survival, and an inability to stop or assess risk.

This can be detrimental to relationships, productivity, and engaging in normal life activities. It can result in severe emotional and physical distress.

The good news is that for some addictions, like opioid use disorder, we have medications that can help stop this cycle and stabilize

the brain. Research clearly demonstrates that these medications save lives (decrease mortality) and help people live longer,

more productive, and satisfying lives.






Year Southern NJ MAT Center of Excellence Was Established

Providers X-Wavier Trained by

Southern NJ MAT

Center of Excellence

as of April 1, 2022

Patients Started on Bupe


Cooper EMS

as of January 1, 2023

Patients Started on Bupe in the Cooper ED

Since January 1, 2020

as of January 1, 2023

For Clinicians

Clinical Mentoring and
Prescriber Education


Clinical Mentoring

Clinical mentorship opportunities with our multidisciplinary team

at Southern NJ MAT Center of Excellence locations are available. Please email us to learn more.


Prescriber Trainings

Please find registration links for ongoing and upcoming continuing medical education didactic and asynchronous trainings.

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The Southern NJ MAT Center of Excellence Emergency Department

Addiction Pathways is a compendium of prescriber education and health communication resources and serves as a statewide and national prototype.


Download the resources for practice implementation. Please note that

resources are continually updated. The primary set focuses on treating

opioid use disorder with buprenorphine in the emergency medicine setting.


Additional resources focused on treating opioid use disorder

with methadone in the emergency medicine setting are available.

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This comprehensive presentation and reference tool was developed for

emergency medicine and office-based addiction treatment prescribers and communities of practice:

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Locations and
Contact Info

Southern NJ MAT
Center of Excellence

We have multiple clinical locations throughout Southern New Jersey.

Check the map above to find a location close to you.

For general inquiries pertaining to the

Southern NJ MAT Center of Excellence,

email us here

For geographically targeted listserv communications, please sign up for your Southern NJ Addiction Breakfast Club

Sign up for the NJ MAT Centers of Excellence biweekly newsletter here

Helpful NJ Numbers

NJ MAT Provider Hotline Number (CALL or TEXT 24/7):

1-844-HELP-OUD (435-7683)

NJ Substance Abuse Hotline:




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