Development of a Text Message Delivered Intervention to Promote Engagement in Medication Assisted Treatment among the Criminal

Short Description of Study

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.

Keyword Description of Study

OUD, criminal justice, MOUD, digital health

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Study Contact Info

Full Name

Kirsten Langdon


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Time Involved

1 visit

Study Requirements

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

Participating Organization