Medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders in correctional settings: an ethics review.

@article{Ludwig2014MedicationassistedTF,
  title={Medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders in correctional settings: an ethics review.},
  author={Ariel S Ludwig and Roger H. Peters},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={1041-6}
}
Opioid use disorders are a pressing health concern that disproportionately impacts the United States (U.S.) correctional population. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based standard of care for opioid use disorders. Despite its availability in the community, MAT and MAT medications (buprenorphine and methadone) are largely unavailable and/or inaccessible for the treatment of opioid use disorders in U.S. prisons and jails. Given that the ethical principles have served as… CONTINUE READING