In Brief Download only This guide highlights the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in drug courts. It reviews effective medications, including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. The guide also provides strategies to increase the use of MAT in drug court programs. Publication ID SMA14-4852 Publication Date September 2014 Format Resource Guide Download In Brief PDF 394.13 KB Find Related Information Audience Policymakers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Public Health Professionals Public Officials Population Group People in the Criminal Justice System People in the Juvenile Justice System People with Substance Use or Abuse Problems as Population Group Series Criminal Justice In Brief You May Also Be Interested In Pharmacologic Guidelines for Treating Individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Co-Occurring Opioid Use Disorders This manual offers guidelines for medication-assisted treatment for people, particularly veterans, living with post-traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring opioid use disorders. It covers screening, concomitant treatment, pharmacotherapy, and multiple misused substances. Tobacco Use Cessation During Substance Abuse Treatment Counseling This advisory offers addiction counselors an introduction to tobacco use cessation during substance use treatment. It discusses screening and effective treatment approaches to quitting, and practical and supportive counseling. Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Access reports for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose. Behavioral Health Equity Barometer, 2014 This report provides a snapshot of key aspects of behavioral health, serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, and mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. The information is based on selected determinants of health, including race and ethnicity, income level, geography, and health insurance status. A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders This manual offers best practices to states, tribes, and local communities on collaborative treatment approaches for pregnant women living with opioid use disorders, and the risks and benefits associated with medication-assisted treatment. Follow Directions: How to Use Methadone Safely This fact sheet describes ways to reduce the risks of taking methadone for pain relief or medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorders. It lists methadone side effects that require emergency attention and offers resources for additional information.