Show Notes

This week on Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda interview Kate, a chemical dependence treatment counselor. Does that sound like a mouthful? What is that?  Kate fills us in and tells all about addiction. Kate discusses how those suffering from substance abuse disorder tend to wind up in the criminal justice system as a result of their addiction and why treatment of those suffering from a substance abuse disorder is more effective than incarceration. Justine, Amanda, and Kate discuss the stigma surrounding Medicated Assisted Treatment, or M.A.T., and why M.A.T. is life saving and as Kate calls it, simply the standard of care.  Kate emphasizes that the path forward for dealing with addiction in the criminal justice system must include treatment and legal minds working together to solve the underlying issues.  

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