People who have been incarcerated are approximately 100 times more likely to die by overdose in the first 2 weeks after their release than the general public. To reduce risk of opioid overdose and recidivism and to better serve incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder, the National Council, in partnership with Vital Strategies and faculty from Johns Hopkins University, developed a new resource guide titled: Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit.

Examples of some of the tools and resources found in the toolkit include:

*Guidance from relevant professional associations.

*Screening and assessment tools.

*Strategies to reduce medication diversion.

*A table to help estimate the total MAT patient population.

*A calculator to estimate the costs of providing buprenorphine.

*A flowchart on how to become an opioid treatment program.

*A list of no-cost training resources.

*Sample forms for patient information and consent.

*Sample policies and operating procedures.

*Sample monitoring and evaluation metrics.

Download the toolkit here: