Date & Time
Monday, July 22, 2024, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
321 The Benefits of Comprehensive Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Between April 2020 and April 2022, about 100,000 people died from overdose, a nearly 29% increase from the previous year and the nation's highest-ever rate of death due to overdose. As part of the medical evaluation for incarcerated individuals with OUD, providers are strongly encouraged to consider medication-assisted treatment, the gold standard in opioid use disorder treatment. This presentation will focus on the benefits of using a comprehensive treatment approach during incarceration and after release to the community.

Educational Objectives

  • Analyze the prevalence rate in the criminal justice system of individuals with opioid use disorder alone vs. those who also have behavioral health issues or mental illness
  • Evaluate comprehensive MAT treatment protocols for OTPs based on SAMHSA and NCCHC guidance
  • Recognize the effects of OUD as an epidemic that impacts not only incarcerated individuals but the community as well

Level: Intermediate