Date & Time
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
155 Developing a Comprehensive Response to the Opioid Crisis Through Corrections-Based MAT*

In 2021, Massachusetts reported 2,290 opioid-related deaths, 185 more than in 2020. The Essex County Sheriff's Department believes that corrections must be an active participant in the response. The speakers, practitioners with experience in medication-assisted treatment, will provide a concise description and framework for effective jail-based opioid treatment program. Topics will include the steps toward conceptualization, research to determine a best practice model, and implementation of a holistic MAT program.

Educational Objectives
  • Review the evolution of MAT within a correctional framework
  • Describe in detail the Essex County MAT program development and implementation
  • Examine the operational implementation of a MAT program, including physical plant requirements

Level: Intermediate