MAT Course for Judicial Leaders: Understanding Overdose Risk and Medication Efficacy
Welcome to JTEC's Course on Understanding Overdose Risk and the Efficacy of Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT)!
As court systems continue to grapple with an increasing number of cases that involve individuals with substance use disorder, judges can prioritize treatment and access to care, and offer evidence-informed solutions to reduce substance use and recidivism.
This course was developed by JCOIN and the National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts’ Response to Mental Illness to help educate judges and court staff on the FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder and their effectiveness for people involved with the criminal justice system. The course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and will prepare participants with the knowledge and information about what substance use disorder treatment involves, the differences between the types of medications used to treat opioid use disorder, and how those medications work.