CPS is a leader in the provision of MAT/MOUD services in the New England Area. We are the only correctional healthcare vendor in Massachusetts with an outpatient treatment program (OTP) license, and a dedicated team of leaders with expertise in the provision of MAT services.
CPS is ideally positioned to partner with your site to manage your substance use disorder program. We have correctional addiction specialists on staff and are ready to help you navigate your facility into the MAT process.
Our CLINICAL staff
Correctional Psychiatric Services (CPS)
has developed a comprehensive program to meet your Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) facility needs.
Our clinical staff consist of correctional medical, psychiatric, and behavioral health professionals who have many years of correctional experience including providing MAT/ MOUD services.
In addition, all our providers are “x-waivered” to include our on-call team.
Our management team can guide your facility on how to develop and initiate MAT protocols.
WHAT ARE "MAT" & "MOUD"?
MAT stands for medication-assisted treatment, and it involves the use of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved such as:
Acamprosate, disulfiram and naltrexone to treat alcohol use disorders
Methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone to treat opioid use disorders.
These medications are evidence-based treatment options and are not substitutes for other drugs.
MAT is Not Only Medication
MAT does not only mean providing medications, but it also involves providing counseling and behavioral care, and adopting a “whole person” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
MOUD stands for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder. SAMHSA recommends using the term MOUD instead of MAT because MAT implies that medication plays a secondary role to other approaches such as counseling. In contrast, the term “MOUD” highlights an approach that sees medication as its own treatment form.
What are the benefits of MAT?
According to SAMHSA, MAT has proved to be clinically effective and associated with important benefits including:
Improving patient survival
Promoting recovery and increasing retention in treatment
Decreasing illicit opiate use and other criminal activity
Reducing arrests, probation revocations and re-incarcerations
Increasing patients’ ability to gain and maintain employment
Improving birth outcomes for pregnant women with substance use disorders
Lowering the risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis C
To read more about how MAT may benefit individuals involved with the Criminal Justice System, please click here.