Wednesday Apr 28, 1:15 PM
146 Fighting Opioid Use Disorder From Overdose to Reentry: How Public Health Practices Can Inform Public Safety
A collaborative effort among the Middlesex Sheriff?s Office, service providers, and community health agencies led to the Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid Recovery program, a nationally recognized model for treating opioid use disorder. This presentation will discuss the development of MATADOR from a single MAT program to a full treatment model and national best practice, and data collection efforts underway that show it is improving both public health and safety.
- Compare the complex medical, legal, and operational considerations for providing MAT in a correctional setting with those same considerations in a community setting
- Discuss the regulations governing the development of an opioid treatment program and how they have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Examine the lessons learned from the early stages of MATADOR