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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit (2020)

This toolkit, supported by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Bloomberg Philanthropies, provides correctional administrators and health care providers recommendations and tools for implementing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in correctional settings and str

Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings (2019)

This guide focuses on using medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails and prisons and during the reentry process when justice -involved persons return to the community.

Determining the Impact of Opioid Substitution Therapy upon Mortality and Recidivism among Prisoners: A 22 Year Data Linkage Study

This study provides strong evidence to support the value of Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) programs within the criminal justice system.

Extended-Release Naltrexone to Prevent Opioid Relapse in Criminal Justice Offenders

This article examines the effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone in U.S. criminal justice populations.

Issues in Defining and Applying Evidence-Based Practices Criteria for Treatment of Criminal-Justice Involved Clients

This article provides a general overview of EBP, particularly as it applies to drug treatment and other interventions for offenders.

Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

This guide describes core elements of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs for people living with or at risk for substance use disorders.

Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS)

CJ-DATS (the national Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies) was created in 2002 with the goal of improving both the public health and public safety outcomes for substance abusing offenders leaving prison or jail and returning to the community by integrating substance abuse treatment into the criminal justice system.

Effective Approaches to Drug Crimes in Texas: Strategies to Reduce Crime, Save Money, and Treat Addiction

This report examines the need to replace incarceration of those with non-violent drug possession charges with community-based drug treatment.

Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy Inservice Training: Based on Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 41

This training manual presents an overview of the role and efficacy of group therapy in substance abuse treatment.

Addiction, The Brain, and Evidence Based Treatment

Dr. Chandler will discuss why punishment alone is an ineffective response to the problem of drug abuse in the criminal justice system and will also highlight evidence-based principles of addiction treatment based on an integrated public health/public safety strategy.


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