Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), considered the “gold standard” for opioid use disorder treatment by the FDA, is still limited in its availability. In Sedgewick County, the Wichita Jail recently described the erecting of a treatment center within the jail as a no-brainer. They join Crawford County, another Kansas jail, in allowing addiction treatment in their facility.
While access to Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) varies at private treatment centers, The Bureau of Prisons has begun to offer it at prisons across the United States. A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) outlines seven ways steps for the BOP to take so they can organize their treatment for addicted inhttps://www.americanaddictionfoundation.com/getting-help/medication-assisted-treatment-mat/mates to make the
Many people who live life in recovery talk about the alternatives to staying sober; jails, institutions, or death. In Cincinnati, a new spark of hope and resources within the prison itself are setting out to change these options. Medication-assisted treatment for addicted inmates creates hope inside of jail and can help inmates when they leave,