Evidence-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Correctional Settings: What Every Clinician Should Know


Opioid use disorder is a chronic brain disease with effective, evidence-based treatments, and is a condition protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Prisons and jails are expected, by national health care and justice organizations and by communities, to treat incarcerated persons with OUD in accordance with evidence-based practices. This webinar reviews the most current evidence-based care for opioid withdrawal and OUD treatment and provides clinicians with strategies to move correctional health practices into compliance with national and community standards. A presentation of NCCHC Resources, Inc.


* Discuss contemporary understanding of opioid use disorder as a chronic medical condition that can be effectively treated

* Describe the “medication-first” approach and its application in correctional settings

* Articulate strategies to build evidence-based care for OUD into prison and jail practices with consideration for the unique features of these settings


Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH, FASAM, CCHP is Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Clinical Guidance Task Force and represents ASAM on the NCCHC Board of Directors. 

Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, CCHP-P, NCCHC

Dr. Gibson is a board-certified physician and managing director of NCCHC Resources, Inc. He previously served as clinical director for the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners where he provided clinical and executive oversight of all non-psychiatric clinical operations.

Shannon Robinson, MD, is a Principal with Health Management Associates and addiction-trained psychiatrist with extensive experience treating OUD in the Veterans Administration and California prison system. 

Donna Strugar-Fritsch, BSN, MPA, CCHP is a Principal with Health Management Associates who has provided consultation on correctional health care nation wide for more than 15 years and has worked with more than 50 jails and several prison systems to implement evidence-based care for OUD with medications for addiction treatment.

Carolyn Sufrin, PhD, MD, is a medical anthropologist and obstetrician-gynecologist, and assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University who has researched care of pregnant incarcerated women with OUD. She represents the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on the NCCHC Board of Directors.

Webinar Fee:

$59, includes access to the webinar recording and CE credit - 1.5 hours for ACCME, ADA, ANCC, APA and CCHP. If you would like a copy of the presentation and info on how to claim CE credit, please send an email to education@ncchc.org.

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When and Where
  • 6/22/2020 10:00 AM CDT
  • 6/30/2021 11:59 AM CDT
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL