Facilitating MAT Acceptance & Implementation in Problem Solving & Felony Courts
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: September 2015 - July 2019
Principal Investigator: Rosenblum, Andrew

Despite the high prevalence of opioid addiction among persons under criminal justice supervision, there has been very limited medication assisted treatment (e.g., methadone, buprenorphine, and extended-release naltrexone) — an intervention that has a very strong evidence base. To spur implementation of medication assisted treatment (MAT), a stage 1 study was developed and assessed the feasibility, acceptability, utility and sustainability of an interactive eLearning modality and an eLearning + an organizational approach (Technology Transfer [TT] model) to advance knowledge and facilitate inclusion of MAT in drug and felony courts. It is expected that this project will lead to a protocol that will be tested in a larger-scale efficacy trial to implement evidenced-based therapy for opioid-addicted criminal justice clients.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER