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Washington State Innovation Initiative: Medication Assisted Treatment Upon Release from Prison

Principal Investigator:
Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW
Senior Research Scientist
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
calebbg@u.washington.edu
http://bit.ly/adaistaff_bantagreen

Date: August 01, 2016 to July 31, 2018
Sponsor: Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Categories: Overdose Prevention | Implementation Research

Other Investigators: Theresa Hoeft, PhD, Judith Tsui, PhD, Jeanne Sears, MD, MPH


Description: The goal of this study is to develop, implement, and assess the feasibility of procedures to provide effective services for offenders with OUD releasing from WA DOC prisons, with the aim to facilitate linkage to ongoing MAT in the community following release from custody beginning with an initial intervention aimed to educate inmates so they can make informed decisions regarding medication options.