Development of a Text Message Delivered Intervention to Promote Engagement in Medication Assisted Treatment among the Criminal
About: Researchers from Rhode Island Hospital are developing a combined counselor- and text message-delivered program for people who were started on medication for opioid use disorder while in jail/prison. We are seeking people who have these experiences to provide feedback on the intervention.
Who: Inclusion criteria include: age 18+ years of age; history of DSM-5 Opioid Use Disorder; history of engaging in MAT at RIDOC; and released from jail/prison within the past year. Exclusion criteria include: Not fluent in English; limited mental capacity or inability to provide informed consent.
One time session involving: -
completion of questionnaires
interview conducted either by phone or video to assess prior experiences using medication for opioid use while in jail/prison,
perceptions of the intervention, and recommendations for how to improve upon the intervention