Date & Time
Monday, May 1, 2023, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
118 Injectable Buprenorphine: Barriers and Benefits*

Jail-based approaches to treatment for substance use disorder can be controversial. On one side are those who promote lifelong pharmacologic interventions mandated through the judicial system. One the other are those opposed to providing any controlled substances in a corrections environment. This presentation will review a middle-ground, evidence-based set of interventions used in the jail that was first in the United States to offer buprenorphine injection as a treatment modality.

Educational Objectives
  • Review statistics about opioid use disorder
  • Outline the elements of a comprehensive treatment program
  • Discuss potential risks and benefits of injectable buprenorphine

Level: Intermediate