Date & Time
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
118 How Training Corrections Officers on the Science of Addiction Improves Opioid Treatment*

Correctional officers are essential to opioid use disorder treatment programs by escorting patients to receive care, observing medication distribution, and alerting clinical staff to medical issues. This presentation will highlight OUD trainings for New Jersey jail and prison correctional officers. Training program goals are to educate officers on the science of addiction and the benefits of medications for OUD to improve quality of life and save lives.

Educational Objectives

  • State why educating corrections officers on OUD and MOUD is key to successful correctional MOUD programs
  • List the key components of a OUD and MOUD training program for corrections officers
  • Describe how OUD and MOUD educational activities for corrections officers can be initiated in one's own facility or system

Skill Level Intermediate

Content Areas Substance Use, Staffing