The Role of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails
Presenter(s): Lt. Penelope Sapp (Kitsap County Jail), Comm. Stephen Sultemeier (Franklin County Jail), and Mandy Owens, PhD (UW ADAI).
Date: March 2021
This second module of this training series from two Washington State jails, the Kitsap County Jail and Franklin County Jail. Lt. Sapp and Comm. Sultemeier offer their rationales for starting an MOUD program at their facilities. They discuss the benefits they have seen of an MOUD program to the people who incarcerated, jail staff, and their communities. Last, Dr. Owens describes how starting people on MOUD can reduce their risk of overdose after release from jail.
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