DUI (Driving Under the Influence) MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) Integration/Outreach Pilot Project
A Joint Effort of the California Department of Health Care Services Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion Project and The California Association of DUI Treatment Programs.
The mission of the DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Pilot Project was to develop a program and framework to assess the sustainability and outcomes of adding additional care and treatment referrals for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Polysubstance Use Disorder (Poly-SUD) through DUI Programs. The project was funded through the State Opioid Response (SOR) and MAT Expansion 2.0 grants through SAMHSA for 21 months, beginning January 1, 2018 through September 29, 2020.
As the managing contractor, The California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP), recruited 27 DUI Program subcontractors throughout the State of California to participate in the pilot project. All subcontractors (DUI MAT Providers) in 45 service locations were trained to educate staff and clients on MAT, conduct prescreens for identification of OUD/Poly-SUD, and help clients access appropriate treatment resources through the voluntary DUI MAT program. Additionally, all assigned DUI MAT staff attended the Driver Impairment Intervention Training (DIIT) provided by the California Highway Patrol. This training helped support DUI MAT staff to identify clients with substance abuse issues.
DUI MAT Providers went the extra mile throughout the project to educate and integrate the DUI MAT program into their service delivery structure. DUI Program clients who entered the DUI MAT program received additional one-on-one sessions from DUI MAT counselors, individual treatment referrals, help to connect with resources, and ongoing monitoring. DUI MAT Providers continued to offer the DUI MAT program and help clients throughout the pandemic utilizing telehealth and other remote options.
Success strategies touched each element of the project. Monthly training webinars for all project participants kept the team engaged and informed, and the unique Touch Base Program provided additional and ongoing support for the providers. A benefit realized by DUI MAT Providers was their increased engagement with local treatment providers, advocacy groups, and County representatives.
The DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Pilot Project has been approved for the SOR 2 grant, made possible through SAMHSA funding. The new grant will begin on September 30, 2020. CADTP will continue as the managing contractor and will recruit a mix of new and experienced DUI Program subcontractors through a Request for Application (RFA) process.
To learn more about the project and to see a list of participating DUI Programs, go here: DUI MAT Providers.