Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in Corrections

On January 28-30, 2020, the SAMHSA-funded Opioid Response Network (ORN) hosted a gathering of states and local municipalities interested in implementing Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) into their correctional facilities. This 2.5-day meeting highlighted the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ model (one of the first to incorporate MAT system-wide), as well as other evidence-based delivery models from correctional systems around the country.

The meeting featured plenary sessions with leading behavioral health and corrections experts and workshops that focused on specific topics of interest, including use of medication; models of delivery in correctional settings; diversion; and linkages to care and community support. The conference agenda and speakers’ slides are now available.

Day One: Tuesday January 28, 2020

Speaker
Presentation Title
Materials
Gabrielle de la Guéronnière, JD
Sally Friedmann, JD
MOUD IN CORRECTIONS
Recent Legal & Policy Developments and Implications
(One Joint Presentation)
Rachel Bray
Changed Outlook from the Corrections Perspective
Daryl McGraw
Lived Experience
No Materials
Brandon George
Lived Experience
No Materials
Ruth A. Potee, MD, FASAM
Medications for Opioid Use Disorders
Correctional Health in the U.S.
Peter D. Freidman, MD, MPH, FASAM, FACP
FDA Approved Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Deb Pinals, MD
MAT or MOUD in Correctional Settings
Considerations for Implementation
Tom Lincoln, MD
Comprehensive OUD Treatment in Correctional Settings: Medications
Leslie Bridgman, MA, JD, LCDP
Carole Dwyer, MA
Lynne Corry, MA
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Correctional Settings: Diversion Workshop
(One Joint Presentation)
Ed Hayes
Linkages to Care Franklin County, MA Response to the Opioid Crisis A Program of Sheriff Christopher J. Donelan
Michael C. White, MCJ
Linkages to Care

Day Two: Wednesday January 29, 2020

Speaker
Presentation Title
Materials
Linda Hurley, MA CAGS
Tara Flynn
Rachelle Steinberg, Esq.
Dustin Alvanas, MBA, MS, LCDP
Jennifer Clarke, MD, MPH, FACP
Richard Brathwaite, CCHP
Models of Delivery
Ross MacDonald, MD
MAT in CJ Settings: Foundations of Staff Buy-in
Barry Weiner, LCSW
Buy-In
It’s All About People
Tom Hill, MSW
Dan Schatz, MD, MS
Stigma
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Correctional Settings
(One Joint Presentation)
Jennifer Clarke, MD, MPH, FACP
Leslie Bridgman ,MA, JD, LCDP
Operations: Identifying the Necessary Policies and Procedures and Potential Barriers to Operating a Medication Assisted Treatment Program within Corrections
(One Joint Presentation)
Barry Weiner, LCSW
Brent Gibson, MD
The Opioid Addiction Crisis and the Incarcerated Population

Day Three: Thursday January 30, 2020

Speaker
Presentation Title
Materials
Mark W. Parrino, MPA
Settings Shifting the Paradigm: Creating a Balanced Correctional and Rehabilitative Approach
Tami Kampbell
Alma Jackson
Rae Simpson, RN, MSN
Shannon Robinson
Organizational Change Implementation of MOUD/MAT in Correctional Settings: Washington State and California
(One Joint Presentation)

Featured Resources

Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) MAT Program Videos

In a series of videos, leaders from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC), Brown University, and the Opioid Response Network (ORN) discuss the planning, execution, and success of Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) in combating opioid addiction. Since 2015, Rhode Island’s MOUD program has helped reduce the overdose rate among individuals leaving the state’s correctional facilities by an overwhelming sixty-one percent.

Watch the full video, the short version, or individual chapters, listed below:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit