DOC to Expand Treatment Program for Opioid-Addicted Inmates

Delaware State News

By Delaware State News Staff

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) plans to expand its Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program to Level V prison facilities statewide, the agency said on Wednesday. MAT combines medication and behavioral therapy to treat individuals who are addicted to opioids such as heroin and prescription drugs that contain opiates and is a proven approach to sustaining recovery and combating the opioid crisis, according to the DOC.

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