“You are such a good mom, I feel like I have my mom back” Candida smiled with pride as she recalled the words of her son. She reflected on a time when was unable to be a great mom because of her dependency to opioids. She further describes her state of mind at the time and recalled how she felt low and unworthy. This all changed when she became a patient at Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center. She is a part of the Medical Assisted Therapy (MAT) Program at the Health Center. MAT is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Candida a Waterbury, CT resident travels to New Haven for treatment and group therapy several times a week. She enjoys the connection she has with her counselors and providers and the friendships she has formed during group therapy sessions. Candida has participated in other programs but found her success at Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center. “Dr. Bruce keeps me straight, I’m so grateful for everyone here” said Candida. She is still very active in the MAT Program in addition to the individual and group therapy and would have it no other way.