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LouisvilleKY selected for national initiative to expand opioid treatment in jails

LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville Metro Government has announced that it has been selected to participate in a national program to expand medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in jails. The Planning Initiative to Build Bridges Between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) program will provide expert guidance on how to overcome barriers to providing opioid treatment, including staff training and guidance for jail officials in creating treatment guidelines, managing administration of the medications, and educating jail staff about addiction. Louisville Metro is one of 15 jurisdictions that will participate in the program, which is a joint initiative of…