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National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment:
Promising Practices, Guidelines and Resources for The Field

Jails have become a revolving door for individuals struggling with mental health and
substance use disorders. The following guidelines introduce what has been learned from the sheriff s’ and jail administrators’ innovative use of MAT, describing the essential components of these programs and analyzing the latest research on how these programs are best implemented, as well as the medications approved for opioid use disorders.