CONSIDERING VIVITROL TREATMENT FOR YOUR PROGRAM

OPIOID ADDICTION IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Opioid addiction continues to plague communities across the US despite efforts made by healthcare and criminal justice professionals. There are increasing numbers of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs for opioid addiction in criminal justice, but according to a study conducted in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, medication-assisted treatments are underused within the criminal justice system despite evidence of their effectiveness.1

Unfortunately, there are no easy answers or single solutions.

24%-36% of persons addicted to heroin passed through the US corrections system

In 2002, 24%–36% of persons addicted to heroin passed through the US corrections system.2

Opioid addiction created $7.7 billion in total economic burden

In 2013, $7.7 billion of the total economic burden of prescription opioid overdose, abuse, and dependence was due to criminal justice-related costs.3

Medication-assisted treatments are underused within the criminal justice system

Medication-assisted treatments (MAT) are underused within the criminal justice system.1

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS OFFERING VIVITROL AND COUNSELING

VIVITROL plus counseling is a treatment option in approximately 600 programs across the United States. This treatment is being prescribed by healthcare providers to appropriate individuals in a variety of criminal justice settings, including specialized court and reentry programs. Learn more about incorporating VIVITROL and counseling into your program:

Specialized Court Programs
Reentry Programs

VIVITROL is a prescription medication prescribed and administered by a healthcare professional.

Map of states with criminal justice programs that incorporate VIVITROL and counseling
Blue states denote where VIVITROL treatment is provided in criminal justice programs, including state, county, and drug court initiatives.

SPECIALIZED COURT PROGRAMS

Learn more about incorporating VIVITROL plus counseling as a treatment option in your court program.

See specialized court program information

REENTRY PROGRAMS

Are you a criminal justice professional who may be considering incorporating VIVITROL plus counseling as a treatment option for your reentry program?

See reentry program information

SEARCH FOR PROGRAM FUNDING

Explore support initiatives related to treating opioid and alcohol dependence.

See potential funding sources

VIVITROL is not right for everyone. There are significant risks from VIVITROL treatment, including but not limited to, risk of opioid overdose, injection site reaction and sudden opioid withdrawal. See Important Safety Information below.

References:

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Principles of drug abuse treatment for criminal justice populations–a research-based guide.
    https://d14rmgtrwzf5a.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/txcriminaljustice_0.pdf. Published April 18, 2014. Accessed May 18, 2017.
  2. Boutwell AE, Nijhawan A, Zaller N, Rich JD. Arrested on heroin: a national opportunity. J Opioid Manag. 2007;3(6):328-332.
  3. Florence CS, Zhou C, Luo F, Xu L. The economic burden of prescription opioid overdose, abuse, and dependence in the United States, 2013. Med Care. 2016;54(10):901-906.