National Drug Court Survey (004)

Expanding the use of medications for addiction treatment (MAT) in specialty courts is a national priority of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Office of Justice Programs (2018). Providing MAT in community settings, for justice-involved clients or family dependency, is especially challenging given that few problem-solving courts provide medical services, few have treatment budgets, most rely upon local treatment resources, and partnerships are challenging. This administrative supplement will assist in understanding two issues: 1) the current utilization of MAT among problem solving courts; and 2) the barriers and facilitators to the utilization of MAT in problem solving court settings.

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