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).

RSAT Guides & References


Promising Practices Guidelines for Residential 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.

Prison/Jail Medication Assisted Treatment Manual

Once you've seen the video, read the details of these exemplary programs.


Other Prison/Jail MAT Manuals

Rhode Island Vivitrol Manual
Rhode Island Suboxone SOP
Rhode Island Distribution of Suboxone Protocol
Kentucky MAT Manual
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


RSAT Annual Meeting

Date TBD

Washington, D.C.

This year we will be part of a larger meeting including other BJA grantees also addressing the opioid epidemic.

  • NASTAD - Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance and Cost-sharing Assistance Programs: Hepatitis

    This NASTAD website describes Patient Assistance and Cost-sharing Assistance Programs for medication to treat Hepatitis for people with low incomes who do not qualify for Medicaid, Medicare or AIDS Drug Assistance Programs.

  • Pre-release Injectable Naltrexone Improves HIV treatment too.

    A new study finds that those released on injectable naltrexone are more likely to maintain or improve their HIV viral load suppression, indicating all important HIV medication compliance. Typically, the period of time right after persons are released from jail is chaotic, associated with both opioid overdoses and loss of HIV care. The injection, by reducing cravings during this critical period, appears to allow individuals to concentrate on self-care in general. Springer, S. A. et. al. (2018). Extended-Release Naltrexone Improves Viral Suppression Among Incarcerated Persons Living With HIV With Opioid Use Disorders Transitioning to the Community: Results of a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 78(1):43-53

  • California Reentry Guide

    Reentry Health Policy Project’s Meeting the Serious Health and Behavioral Needs of Prison and Jail Inmates Returning to the Community identifies state and county-level policies and practices to deliver effective care to people who are reentering California communities. It focuses on the following issue areas: 1) Eligibility establishment to receive care; 2) Care coordination; 3) Maximizing federal financial participation, primarily through the Affordable Care Act; 4) Release of information; 5) Residential and outpatient treatment capacity; 6) Housing; and 7) Evaluation.

  • Opioid Pain Pills Still Top Selling Drug in South, Midwest

    According to a national study of prescriptions, Hydrocodone, opioid pain medication, is the most prescribed medication in 10 states, mainly in the South and Midwest (AK, AL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MS, NC, NE, OK). As recently as 2012, hydrocodone was the most widely prescribed medication in the country. Since then, hydrocodone prescriptions have fallen by over a third and it now ranks 4th nationwide. The most prescribed medication in Tennessee, on the other hand, is Suboxone (buprenorphine with naloxone), an opioid treatment medication. In 2012, doctors in Tennessee wrote 1.4 opioid prescriptions for every citizen in that state, the second highest rate in the country. The state then moved aggressively to shutdown pill mills and expand access to addiction treatment, accounting for its high rate of Suboxone prescriptions. Prescriptions for opioid pain medication dropped 12% in Tennessee but overdose deaths continue to climb due to heroin and fentanyl use. Tennessee is currently adopting measures to rein in the over prescription of Suboxone.

  • Transforming hurt into healing: ‘Building Resilience’ program thrives in Corcoran

    This article describes a California prison program to address trauma in a maximum security men’s prison. A study at Rutgers found that one in six male inmates studied reported being physically or sexually abused as a child, and many more witnessed traumatic events. The described program began in 2016 at California State Prison-Corcoran (COR), which has seen real results from the program that challenges men to look not only at the trauma that has happened to them, but also on the pain they have caused others.

  • Promising Practices Archive

Information on Effective Cognitive Behavioral Approaches

MAT Resources and Research

Substance Abuse Facilities-Opioid Treatment Services,
SAMHSA Feb. 2017

Map of Opioid Treatment Providers

SAMHSA’s Pocket Guide to Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

Link to PDF:

Link to SAMHSA Store page on this item:

FDA Newly Issued ‘Boxed’ warning on the dangers of combining opioids and benzodiazepines

Link to the FDA Drug Safety Announcement:

Link to PDF of Safety Announcement:

Tennessee Health Department Finds Some Overdose Deaths Associated With Buprenorphine

Opioid Treatment Drugs Have Similar Outcomes Once Patients Initiate Treatment

This NIDA study compares buprenorphine/naloxone combination to extended release naltrexone. It is the second that now finds the two medications work equally well although one is an opioid substitute and the other an opioid (and alcohol) blocker.

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Our jail is getting more and more entering who are in withdrawal from opioids. Authorities have reassured us that nobody has every died withdrawing from opioids so we provide little in way of medical treatment. Should we be doing more?