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Preliminary Findings Show Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program Thrived and Saved Lives Inside California Prisons

The Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) program is a comprehensive approach to treating Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in California prisons. ISUDT requires active involvement of all business areas within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) to provide timely and effective evidence-based treatment and transitions to incarcerated individuals with SUD. The long-term goals of ISUDT are to reduce SUD-related morbidity and mortality, and recidivism. CCHCS recently released a report intended to provide an overview of the ISUDT Program, document the status of implementation, and present preliminary findings on program impacts and its potential to improve a range of outcomes, including morbidity and mortality. In addition, this report describes the challenges and future direction necessary to fully realize the positive potential of the ISUDT Program.

To view The ISUDT report, click here.