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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019) Use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in criminal justice settings. Rockville, MD: National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. Substance Abuse and Mental Health. 76 p. HHS Publication No. PEP19-MATUSECJS

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This Guide focuses on the use of Medically assisted treatment (MAT) in jails, prisons, and the re-entry process, when justice-involved individuals return to the community. Re-entry may occur through the parole system or other mechanisms for releasing individuals from custody with ongoing conditions for supervision and treatment. 

  1. Issue brief Overview of what is happening in the field. This chapter covers challenges to implementing MAT programs. It provides descriptions of approaches being used in the field.
  2. What research tells us Current evidence on effectiveness of programs and practices to address use of MAT in criminal justice settings.
  3. Examples of medication-assisted treatment programs in criminal justice settings Descriptions of programs that use MAT in criminal justice settings.
  4. Addressing challenges to implementing evidence-based practices and programs in criminal justice settings Practical information to consider when selecting and implementing programs and practices to address use of MAT in criminal justice settings.
  5. Resources to support effective use of medication-assisted treatment in criminal justice settings Guidance and resources for implementing evidence-based programs and practices, monitoring outcomes, and improving quality.
Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction, Crime prevention
Date:2019
Pages:76 p.
Publisher:National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Corporate Creators:Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Place of Publication:Rockville, MD
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
VA Geographic area > United States

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