Medication provided to incarcerated populations saves lives. Period.
Before a2A, only a handful of states offered MAT. a2A has spearheaded MAT pilot programs in 24 correctional facilities in 14 different cities. Here's a look at where things currently stand:
Lawmakers Hear Proposal Requiring N.H.'s County Jails To Offer Drug Treatment Programs (February 2020)
Michigan to offer opioid addiction treatment in prison, increase syringe exchange program (November 2019)
WA Corrections Takes Steps to Help Curb State’s Opioid Epidemic (November 2018)
State Facilities that Offer MAT (July 2020)
In March of 2019, Sarah's opioid epidemic outreach efforts made national headlines after she wrote a first-person essay detailing her harrowing journey through addiction and incarceration, and her path to redemption as a law student fighting back against the opioid crisis. Read Sarah's essay here.