Online Program

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for incarcerated populations in New Mexico: Progress and barriers to providing evidence-based and human rights-based addiction treatment

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Bruce Trigg, MD, International Public Health Consultant, Albuquerque, NM
Incarcerated people who are addicted to opiates in the U.S. do not generally receive the medically indicated treatment using medication- assisted therapies (MAT) with methadone or buprenorphine.  The author will discuss a decade of experience with providing MAT in New Mexico jails,  and the broader policy issues of access to MAT for incarcerated populations in the U.S.

Learning Areas:

Basic medical science applied in public health
Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the barriers to providing appropriate opiate addiction treatment in the U.S.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a public health physician with the NM Department of Health I assisted in developing a statewide harm reduction program. I lead the establishment of a public health and methadone maintenance program at the largest jail in NM. I have been a clinician and medical director at several Opioid Treatment Programs in Albuquerque. For the past three years I have been an international consultant on methadone treatment in Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.