Report Evaluates the Use of MAT for Opioid Addiction in Ohio’s Drug Court Programs

A report released by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has found that Ohio’s drug court programs benefit from the addition of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. Individuals who receive MAT showed higher rates of drug court retention and lower expenses from medical care and criminal justice services.

The report, conducted by the Treatment Research Institute, found that people who received MAT spent more on substance use disorder treatment but used less healthcare services overall. Those on MAT spent an average of $4,384 less on Medicaid health expenditures, but spent $606 more on all treatment compared with those who did not receive MAT.

The full report is available by clicking here.

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