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Jurisdictions Expand MAT in Justice Settings During the Pandemic

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 poses for prisons and jails nationwide, Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) partners have adopted innovative practices to address disruptions to treatment and expand medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) access even amidst a pandemic. From expedited medicationaccess to the use of telehealth, modifications nationwide are helping to improve services and remove barriers for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.

“COVID has surprisingly become a catalyst for long-overdue treatment improvements in justice settings and within the general population,” shared Faye Taxman, Ph.D., University Professor at George Mason University. Read more

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