Date & Time
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
477 MAT Problem-Solving in Courts and Corrections: Best Practices, Current Obstacles, Future Pathways*

Despite much empirical evidence for the success of MAT, there is still disapproval and stigma surrounding it. This presentation involves real results from a partnership between community medical services and Pima County’s criminal justice system. This presentation will explore the history of MAT, recent trends in opioids, best practices, compliance issues, how to implement these practices in criminal justice facilities to keep staff safe, and areas for further collaboration.

Educational Objectives:

Discuss the history of medication-assisted treatment history and FDA-approved medications

Describe how Arizona justice courts, probation, and detention centers are supporting individuals struggling with substance dependence

Evaluate the results of implementing MAT into problem solving courts, probation, and detention/reentry centers

Level: Intermediate

Substance Use