About Us

The Southern New Jersey Medication for Addiction Treatment Center of Excellence (SNJ MAT COE) is part of the New Jersey MATRx Model, funded by New Jersey FamilyCare. The Southern New Jersey MAT COE is a partnership between the Cooper University Health Care Center for Healing and the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Neuromusculoskeletal Institute (NMI). 

The Cooper Center for Healing is a multidisciplinary center within an academic university health care system spanning all levels of care including hospital-based, emergency department,  emergency medical services (EMS), outpatient addiction and pain specialty care, and wrap around perinatal substance use disorder services. We strive to ensure patients with pain, substance dependence, and addiction are given evidence-based treatments at every point of care across the Cooper Health system. 

The Rowan NMI is an integrated specialty center for pain and addiction treatment within the School of Osteopathic Medicine.  The physicians and staff at the NMI not only treat pain, but work to optimize quality of life. Using a wide range of therapies and medical treatments, they can tailor a plan that is unique to each patient's needs.

Together with the Northern New Jersey MAT Center of Excellence, we have the following mission and vision: 

Our Mission:

The New Jersey Medication for Addiction Treatment Center of Excellence mission is to increase statewide capacity to provide standard of care treatment for patients with substance use disorders through:

  • Mentoring and Education

  • Developing novel and innovative models of service delivery

  • Building working collaborations within the community

  • Research and quality assurance to better understand evidence based treatment

Our Vision:

The New Jersey Medication for Addiction Treatment Center of Excellence vision is to end the stigma of addiction and to ensure that all people with substance use disorders have access to high quality care so they may live full and satisfied lives.