medication-assisted treatment

Webinar - Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Outpatient Clinics: Using Behavioral Telehealth

The Bureau of Justice Assistance leadership, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program team, will host a no-cost webinar on November 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

This session will highlight lessons learned from six medication-assisted treatment clinics in Florida by Operation PAR, Inc., which instituted the use of videoconferencing to enhance and expand service delivery. Videoconferencing refers to providing assessment, treatment, and recovery services online.

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Webinar - Reducing the Risk of Opioid Overdose - MAT Reentry Programs

Individuals exiting prisons and jails have an increased likelihood of opioid overdose. Some corrections systems have chosen to address this risk through the use of reentry programs that incorporate medication-assisted treatment (MAT). While a range of Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program site-based projects are tackling the opioid epidemic by focusing on the front end of the criminal justice system (for example, through the roles of first responders), several teams are focusing on improving jail- and prison-related strategies.

In a new report, A Path to Recovery: Treating Opioid Use in West Virginia’s Criminal Justice System, the Vera Institute of Justice examines how expanding access to treatment options can help people in the criminal justice system overcome opioid addiction. Specifically, the report summarizes how West Virginia is using medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to address the opioid crisis.