CONSIDERING VIVITROL TREATMENTFOR 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.
In 2002, 24%–36% of persons addicted to heroin passed through the US corrections system.2
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 (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 700 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 offering VIVITROL and counseling as part of your program.Specialized Court Programs Reentry Programs
VIVITROL is a prescription medication prescribed and administered by a healthcare professional.
SPECIALIZED COURT PROGRAMS
Learn more about offering VIVITROL plus counseling as a treatment option in your court program.
Are you a criminal justice professional who may be considering offering VIVITROL plus counseling as a treatment option for your reentry program?
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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.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse. Principles of drug abuse treatment for criminal justice populations–a research-based guide.
NIH Publication No. 11-5316. https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/txcriminaljustice_0.pdf. Published April 18, 2014. Accessed May 18, 2017.
- Boutwell AE, Nijhawan A, Zaller N, Rich JD. Arrested on heroin: a national opportunity. J Opioid Manag. 2007;3(6):328-332.
- 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.