|Department of Corrections to expand Medication-Assisted Treatment|
|By wearecentralpa.com- Amanda Kenney|
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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