Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Resources & Assistance



Correctional MAT in the News


Investigation of the Cumberland County (NJ) Jail
After investigation, the U.S. Justice Department finds the jail’s failure to provide MAT for opiate withdrawal violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. The report finds that the lack of medication for opiate withdrawal is linked to preventable jail suicides and provides a list of required reforms, including “Ensure that medication assisted treatment is immediately provided to prisoners who have been identified as having or potentially having Opiate Use Disorder at time of admission.”

The Justice Department investigation was conducted pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). These investigations were severely curtailed during the Trump Administration but are expected to increase during the Biden Administration.
Read the report here.



National Correctional MAT Manuals and Resources

View/download MAT manuals and resources developed by RSAT TTA

Pharmacotherapy plus CBT should be best practice for addiction treatment, data show


ASAM National Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of OUD-2020


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


The National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Use of FDA Approved and Evidence-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in County Jails


A New Year’s Gift: CMS implements Medicare as an additional payor for MAT services from Opioid Treatment Programs


Medication-assisted Treatment Inside Correctional Facilities


Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings



Correctional MAT Videos, Diverting Defendants to Treatment and Prison and
Medicated Assisted Treatment


Diverting Defendants
to Treatment



Prison and Jail Medication
Assisted Treatment





Philadelphia Department of Prisons Narcan PSA English


Philadelphia Department of Prisons Narcan PSA Spanish

This video features those with lived experience talking about their drug addiction, jail and saving lives with Naloxone. It ends with instructions on how to administer naloxone. It is currently shown to Philadelphia jail inmates and their visitors.

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

"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.

Recent Medication-Assisted Treatment Studies Relevant to Corrections.