June 28, 2019

Medication Assisted Treatment in Prison

New Hampshire is the latest state to offer medication-assisted treatment to inmates, according to the  Union Leader.  The state launched a program that makes Suboxone, for treating opioid addiction and disulfiram and acomoprostate for alcoholism available, in addition to the already available naltrexone and Vivitrol. In addition, inmates will be eligible for psychosocial counseling and work with reentry care coordinators. “In April 2018, the Journal of American Medicine Psychiatry reported a 60% reduction in drug overdose deaths of recently released prison and jail inmates once a medication-assisted treatment program went into effect that used Suboxone, methadone and Vivitrol,” they reported.