What is the Role of Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Courts?


Research shows that Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has potential benefits in Drug Treatment Courts. MAT is the use of medications, along with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. This event will provide judges and other drug court professionals with information about how MAT can be effectively and safely used to improve drug court outcomes.

In the live streaming event, participants will learn the scientific basis for the use of medications in substance abuse treatment, the nature of the medications available for that purpose and the protocols for their use, and how MAT can be integrated into a drug treatment court.

Participants attending this live online streaming event will have the opportunity to phone in questions to the panelists.


Dr. Richard K. Ries, Professor and Director of Addictions Division, University of Washington
Medical School
Dr. Robert P. Schwartz
, Medical Director and Senior Scientist, Friends Research Institute, Philadelphia
Hon. Robert P. Ziemian, Judge, Boston Drug Treatment Court
Dr. David Rottman of the National Center for State Courts will be the moderator

Registering for the LIVE STREAMING EVENT

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET


You must register to attend the streaming event by visiting and completing the registration form. Upon completion, you will be given registration information outlining how to login to the webinar.

Registrations will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. It is recommended that you sign-up soon to secure a place.

Project Sponsors   About the Grant
  Adult Drug Court Research to Practice Initiative is a cooperative agreement awarded to the National Center for State Courts with the School of Public Affairs at American University.  It is co-funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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