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Department of Corrections to expand Medication-Assisted Treatment
By wearecentralpa.com- Amanda Kenney
Published: 12/13/2018

Somerset, Pa. - An opiate-specific therapeutic community at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Laurel Highlands served as a backdrop Wednesday as Department of Corrections (DOC) officials announced plans to expand its Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program.

The announcement was part of Stop Overdoses in Pa.: Get Help Now Week. The DOC is expanding MAT to include methadone and buprenorphine as standards of care where determined to be appropriate. The long-term goal is for the DOC to provide all FDA approved medications to treat and manage addiction within its facilities.

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