Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

A Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funded program provided by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP)
in partnership with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) and AdCare Criminal Justice Services (ACJS).

New Release of RSAT Film on

MAT for Pre-Trial Individuals!


Promising Practices Guidelines for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment


Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment

Role of Corrections Officers in Jail/Prison Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

Introduction to Trauma and Trauma-Informed Approaches for RSAT Staff


Other Prison/Jail MAT Manuals

Kentucky DOC Substance Abuse Medication Assisted Treatment Protocol
Rhode Island Vivitrol Manual
Rhode Island Suboxone SOP
Rhode Island Distribution of Suboxone Protocol
Massachusetts Department of Correction Medication Assisted Treatment Re-Entry Initiative (MATRI) Clinical Guidelines
Vermont MAT for Inmates: Work Group Evaluation Report and Recommendations
New Hampshire DOC MAT and Naltrexone Oral Augmentation Clinical Guidelines
Department of Vermont Health Access, Managed Care Entity, Vermont Buprenorphine Clinical Practice Guidelines, August 2015
Resolution of National Sheriffs’ Association on MAT
ACA and ASAM Joint Policy on OUD Rx in Justice System

Correctional MAT Videos

SAMHSA Video: Benefits and Cost Savings of MAT
Services in a Correctional Setting

This video features presentations from Jon Berge, SAMHSA, Mark Parrino, American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Andrew Klein, RSAT TTA and Advocates for Human Potential, Kathleen Maurer, Connecticut DOC, and Kevin Pangburn, Kentucky DOC.

Montgomery County Corrections

Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
video on that institution’s MAT Program

Massachusetts Department of Corrections

Brief descriptions of some Prison and Jail MAT Programs

Kentucky Prison, Massachusetts Prison, Philadelphia Jail, Rhode Island Prison,
West Virginia Prison, Wisconsin, Sacramento Jail, New Haven and Bridgeport Jails (Administered by state DOC), Kenton County, Kentucky Jail, Montgomery County, Maryland Jail, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Jail, Middlesex County, New York City Jail, and Salt Lake City Jail

Medication Assisted Treatment Programs In Vermont State Corectional Facilities

This report reviews state correctional MAT programs in VT, MA, NH, MO, RI & KY, and includes the latest cost and recidivism data from most of them.


Report on New Hampshire DOC MAT in Custody
Naltrexone Program

"A Rehab Jail for Heroin Addicts" in Franklin County Massachusetts

Franklin County and the Greenfield, Massachusetts community addresses the opioid crisis with an innovative approach to treatment. The Franklin County Jail is one of the only corrections facilities in the country offering suboxone to its clients.

RSAT Jail Program Tour

What Inmates Tell us About RSAT

Grant Funding Opportunity for Rural Communities and Local Governments

CLICK HERE for a funding announcement from BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP). The Rural Response to the Opioid Epidemic Grant is designed to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses among individuals who come in contact with law enforcement or are involved in the criminal justice system in high-risk rural communities and regions.


RSAT-TTA is joining with the National Criminal Justice Association and International Community Corrections Association for a National Conference!

It will be held from September 15 at 4pm through September 18 at noon. The last morning will be reserved solely for RSAT grantees/attendees. There will be workshops and plenary sessions of interest to RSAT the first three days. Agenda and registration information will be posted soon. Reserve the days! See you in Arlington, VA!


  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019

  • Aftercare Planning & Treatment Opportunities

  • Click here for webinar information

  • Overdose Crisis Not Limited to Opioids

    New Massachusetts study found in over 2,000 opioid related overdoses only 17% only ingested opioids. Most mixed with cocaine and methamphetamines. Many not addicted to opioids, thought they were ingesting cocaine only.

  • US Buprenorphine Prices: A Complete List

    Filter obtained the attached list of US prices for different forms of buprenorphine formulations and brands. The list was provided by Elsevier, a global information and analytics company. If you program has not checked prices recently, you may be paying too much for your buprenorphine medications for both withdrawal management or medication-assisted treatment.

  • Geographic Distribution of Opioid-Related Mortality in the Third-Wave Opioid Epidemic

    The opioid epidemic is a devastating public health crisis. Emerging research suggests that the narrative of the current crisis is not so simple – that in fact there are multiple co-occurring and distinct epidemics – characterized by different types of opioids as well as geographical footprints. Mortality rates are doubling every two years in some states. This articles includes maps that include discussion of Life Expectancy Lost (LEL) due to increased opioid-related deaths and future state responses.

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) In The Criminal Justice System: Brief Guidance To The States

    This SAMHSA publication details the barriers to MAT within the criminal justice system and then how they can be overcome. Brief but handy guide.

  • New Opioid Epidemic 'Hot Spots' Emerge in U.S.

    Opioid overdose deaths climbed fastest in the District of Columbia, more than tripling every year since 2013. Eight states -- Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, and Ohio -- had opioid-related mortality rates that at least doubled every 3 years. Two states -- Florida and Pennsylvania -- had opioid-related mortality rates that at least doubled every 2 years. The increase in mortality rates in the east seemed driven primarily by synthetic opioids, which followed a distinctive geographic pattern across the country. Synthetic opioid deaths now outnumber heroin deaths, suggesting that drugs like fentanyl have contaminated the production process of street drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines and is no longer limited to heroin.

  • Prescription Mobile Medical App cleared as component of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a mobile medical application (app) to help increase treatment retention in an outpatient program for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). The reSET-O app is a prescription cognitive behavioral therapy intended to be used in addition to outpatient treatment under the care of a health care professional, in conjunction with treatment that includes buprenorphine and contingency management. Although reSET-O did not reduce positive drug screens, it did significantly increase treatment retention. Using internet-based or mobile apps in conjunction with treatment for substance use disorders is not a new idea. There are many studies going back over 10 years that have shown promising outcomes in using technology based cognitive-behavioral treatment sessions and/or community reinforcement approach to enhance as well as reduce traditional counselor based treatment sessions. Evidence-based interventions will continue to be designed to improve executive function and be delivered through the use of mobile apps and, coupled with their high program consistency and participant enjoyment, appear to be a logical choice for repairing cognitive dysfunction.

  • Promising Practices Archive

Information on Effective Cognitive Behavioral Approaches


Additional RSAT Guides & References

Preventing, Detecting and Treating HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis: Health Promotion and Risk/Harm Reduction in Substance Abuse Treatment

A Comprehensive Listing of What States Cover for Substance Use Disorder, including Medications

New Manual on
Health Literacy

Once they obtain health coverage, RSAT participants need to maximize the benefits offered in terms of preventive and primary care to promote both better physical and behavioral health.

Recent Medication-Assisted Treatment Studies Relevant to Corrections

Participate in our forum!

We are interested in training RSAT participants to become Peer Support Specialists. Is there paid employment for them when they leave our prison?