The DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project
California’s Medication Assisted Treatment Project 2.0 (MAT 2.0) seeks to help an estimated 270,000 people by building upon the California MAT Expansion Project, known for the creation of the Hub & Spoke provider network, to expand access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) through six State initiatives.
The DUI MAT Project is one of 26 projects and nine MAT access points to receive State Opioid Response (SOR) funding in support of the overall goals of MAT 2.0. Specifically, the successful completion of the DUI MAT Project will help to fulfill the MAT 2.0 objective to, “Transform entry points for individuals with opioid use disorders and create effective referrals into treatment” and the supporting goal of “adding 200+ new MAT access points throughout California.”
Approximately 118,000 people enroll in DUI programs each year; currently, there are no mechanisms in place to identify, assess, refer, and manage OUD in DUI treatment programs. This pilot program will be developed to optimize DUI Programs to become new and effective access points for MAT.
The data collected will help to determine the population of OUD persons who can be reached through interaction with the DUI treatment system. Once completed, the program can be updated with best practices and launched to all California DUI programs. This program has the potential to reduce DUI recidivism, increase public safety on the roadways, and help more people suffering from OUD and other polysubstance addictions.
The California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP) was selected by DHCS to fulfill the role of managing contractor. CADTP is well-positioned to align, prepare, and execute the project plan and deliver results to DHCS and the people of California.
To develop programs, processes and best practices to expand access to MAT through DUI treatment programs for the purpose of reducing Opioid Use Disorder and Poly-Substance Use Disorder.
To collaborate with DUI professionals to implement a program that provides clients with education and OUD/SUD treatment options, enhancing both safety and recovery.
- To develop and implement effective and efficient programs, processes, and people to offer DUI clients new options for OUD/SUD treatment and recovery.
- To collect standardized data for reporting and analysis.
- To develop treatment referral resources.
- To develop sustainable best practices.
- To strengthen relationships within the County, law enforcement, and treatment providers.