Individuals with opioid use disorder are disproportionately represented in correctional facilities relative to the general population. Considered the gold standard of care for OUD and repeatedly shown to increase positive health outcomes, medication-assisted treatment has been increasingly offered in jails in recent years. However, challenges arise when implementing and running a jail-based MAT program. This session will include a review of current research on MAT in correctional facilities and an overview of essential program components. After covering how to overcome common barriers and challenges, we hope to have a lively period for discussion of your questions.
3.5 CE credits