Treating Opiate Addiction across Walls: Reaching People Experiencing Homelessness and Inmates from Europe to North America

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Greenway AJ (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
Opiate addiction is endemic among incarcerated and homeless populations in the US; many inmates enter incarceration addicted, leave addicted, and return addicted. Most are treated, if at all, just prior to release. Although opiate agonist and antagonist treatments have become more effective and available and have been integrated into many European centers, there are few such efforts in the US. This session compares some of those few prevention and rehabilitative programs with each other and with European models, and through small discussion groups will also derive strategies to rehabilitate “in house” treatment and engage local stakeholders in this humane conversation.
Marcia Tanur, MD (MAT Physician- starting April 9, Harbor Homes)
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