Download only This brief provides guidance to state governments on increasing the availability of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in criminal justice (CJ) settings. By including the criminal justice system as a path to treatment, states may see an increase in access to and retention in treatment, and lower rates of overdoses, re-offending, and re-incarcerations. In this brief, states are provided an overview of the issue, the challenges to incorporating MAT, key considerations for establishing MAT in CJ settings, and existing standards/guidelines. Publication ID PEP19-MATBRIEFCJS Publication Date March 2019 Last Reviewed March 2019 Format Guidelines or Manual More like this Criminal Justice Download MAT in the Criminal Justice System PDF 272.38 KB Find Related Information Audience Community Coalitions Law Enforcement Legal Community Policymakers Professional Care Providers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Public Health Professionals Population Group Inmates People in the Criminal Justice System People with Mental Health Problems as Population Group People with Substance Use or Abuse Problems as Population Group Series Criminal Justice 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. TIP 54: Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders This guide equips clinicians with information for treating chronic pain in adults living with a history of substance use. The guide discusses chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids. It also includes information about substance use assessments and referrals. Access the literature review. Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings This report presents results of a survey of illicit substance, alcohol, and tobacco use among people 12 years of age and older. It Includes national estimates of the rates of use, trends, numbers of users, and other measures, such as youth-related prevention measures. TIP 57: Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services This manual helps behavioral health professionals understand the impact of trauma on those who experience it. The manual discusses patient assessment and treatment planning strategies. These strategies support recovery and the development of a trauma-informed care workforce. TAP 21: Addiction Counseling Competencies This guide enhances the competencies of substance use disorder treatment counselors. It discusses patient assessment and screening, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, family and community education, and cultural competency. A Snapshot of Behavioral Health Issues for Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Boys and Men: Jumpstarting an Overdue Conversation This brief highlights issues specific to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander males. It provides clinicians with data on the prevalence of depression, suicide, and substance use disorders within these populations.