Date & Time
Monday, October 2, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
406 Telemedicine for Opioid Use Disorder: Implementation, Risk Mitigation, Acceptance*

More than 10 million individuals pass through U.S. detention centers annually, of which 63% meet criteria for drug dependence or abuse. Despite proven efficacy, treatment with medications for opioid use disorder is underutilized in jails, particularly in rural areas. This session will describe a telemedicine treatment program that engages patients during incarceration with an aim to bridge to community treatment. Speakers will discuss the program?s implementation, risk and diversion mitigation strategies, post-discharge outcomes, and staff acceptance.

Educational Objectives
  • Describe a clinical telemedicine addiction treatment program embedded in a rural jail
  • Explain the challenges associated with opioid use disorder treatment in criminal justice settings
  • Discuss the importance of staff acceptance of telemedicine for OUD

Level: Basic