July 6, 2020 – SAC Health System operates the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) clinic with the onsite Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which offers individual and group-based substance use counseling services. MAT and the IOP are both located at SAC Health System’s Norton campus.
Since its founding, Loma Linda University Health has innovated ways of helping people overcome addictions. For more than 25 years, Mickey Ask has worked as a nationally recognized addiction medicine educator, having trained scores of addiction medicine fellows at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Loma Linda and at Loma Linda University Health.
The discipline of addiction medicine has become a recognized and accredited fellowship by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Led by Lori Karan, Loma Linda University Health established the first ACGME-accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship in the Inland Empire. Fellows receive broad training in the field and receive a unique focus on veteran’s health and economically disadvantaged individuals. They are trained to address addictions from a population medicine standpoint and are prepared to reduce the health disparities among patients needing treatment for addictions.