Best Treatment Practices in Correctional Settings: From Pre-Diversion to Parole
Date & Time
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Kathleen Maurer, MD, MPH, MBA, Medical Director and Director of Health Services, Connecticut Department of Correction
Lipi Roy, Medical Director, Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Moderator: J. Kevin Massey, Health Administrator, Correct Care Solutions
CE Certified By: ACPE,AAFP,AMA,ANCC,APA,GA Bar,GA POST,NAADAC,NASW,NBCC
One part of all communities with high potential to impact the opioid death rates is the correctional system. Last year in Connecticut, 52% of people who died of an overdose had been through the state’s correctional system. Substance use affects more than 50% of people entering New York City’s correctional facilities, and from 2011 until 2016, approximately 30,000 individuals were diagnosed with active opioid use disorder.
In this session, physician members of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Correctional Association (ACA) will discuss the challenges and opportunities in implementing best practices in correctional systems, based on their knowledge and experience providing addiction medical care within these systems.
In addition, the presenters will discuss ASAM and ACA’s joint initiative of delineating the pillars of appropriate cost-effective interventions for treatment that cover the whole continuum from pre-diversion to parole. Participants should leave with an understanding of: 1) the pillars of what evidence-based care looks like for the chronic disease of addiction; 2) the current treatment landscape in our correctional system; and 3) how to move forward in addressing opioid addiction in their community’s correctional system.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Describe the current treatment landscape of opioid addiction in the correctional system.
- Outline evidence-based practices in correctional settings.
- Identify the challenges and opportunities in implementing best practices in the correctional system.