Reentry for Citizens Needing Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Prisons and jails are the largest behavioral health treatment institutions/organizations in every state, and often, especially for those with substance use disorders and mental health conditions, jail or prison are the entry points to Behavioral Health treatment. Once individuals with substance use disorders are released from prison, they have a greater risk of disrupted behavioral health treatment and even fatal overdose. Behavioral healthcare providers are uniquely positioned to address these challenges by providing continuous behavioral healthcare to formerly incarcerated persons upon reentry to their communities, and by collaborating with corrections systems and the broader community system of care to provide services to this population.
Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions, in partnership with Health Management Associates, on Wednesday, October 7th for Reentry for Citizens Needing Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Participants will learn about:
- The fundamentals of reentry planning for formerly incarcerated persons with a Substance Use Disorder returning to the community
- The current community provider regulatory and service realities for accessing community services, MAT, and related services
- Ways in which the corrections systems are a part of the broader community system of care, including Behavioral Health Care