Jails, Frontline Opioid Epidemic Responders

05 Sep 2019
11:15 am-12:30 pm
Congaree

Jails, Frontline Opioid Epidemic Responders

Jails have become by default the largest detoxification providers in the country. They also often represent the largest missed opportunity to get high risk persons into treatment. This presentation will describe the challenges jail face confronting these two challenges and how they are meeting them. The presentation will include a video of two model jail detoxification and medication-assisted treatment programs for detainees in Louisville, Kentucky and Essex County, Massachusetts.