California MAT Expansion Project in the News

During an ABC 10 segment, Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Chief of the Community Services Division, Marlies Perez, spoke about the impact of the opioid epidemic on the State of California and how DHCS is combating this crisis. Marlies highlighted the role that fentanyl has played in the epidemic, explained what opioid use disorder (OUD) is, and emphasized that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can help people who are struggling with OUD.