Medication-Assisted Treatment in Community Corrections Settings
Open Enrollment Online Course
This self-paced online training contains an overview of what is deemed ‘medication-assisted treatment,’ or MAT: medications used to treat and manage substance abuse. The module content covers the ways in which the brain is impacted by addiction, myths and truths about MAT, a review of the evidence for MAT effectiveness, an overview of the various medications, as well as the treatment and supervision implications for an offender population. Participants will be provided with resources for locating MAT providers in their respective jurisdictions, and tips and hints for managing the referral process.
Upon completing the training, criminal justice professionals should be able to:
- Summarize the impact addiction has on the brain
- Describe the evidence for the use of medication-assisted treatment
- Compare and contrast various medications used to treat substance abuse
- Describe the prevalence rates of drug and alcohol abuse amongst offender populations
- List the benefits of MAT for an offender population
- Summarize the means by which MAT can provide cost-savings to federal, state and county jurisdictions
- Identify resources to locate MAT providers in your jurisdiction
This course has been approved by NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals.
Provider number 317 – Contact hours: 4
About the Instructor
Adrienne Lindsey MA, DBH
Dr. Lindsey serves as a senior research specialist for the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. Her expertise lies in assisting organizations in the implementation of evidence-based practices. Dr. Lindsey is a subject matter expert in the areas of Motivational Interviewing, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), and the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model, and how these models are applied in an interdisciplinary fashion. She has partnered with corrections and community corrections agencies, including state prison systems, county probation departments, and federal probation departments, in clinical, research, and training capacities. Dr. Lindsey more recently served on the Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies II (CJDATS II) research collaborative. Lindsey is a faculty associate for ASU’s criminal justice, social work, and behavioral health departments.
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