The California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP) is implementing a pilot program developed to optimize DUI Programs to become new and effective access points for MAT. The data collected will help to determine the population of persons with opioid use disorder (OUD) who can be reached through interaction with the DUI treatment system. Once completed, the program can be updated with best practices and launched to all California DUI programs. This program has the potential to reduce DUI recidivism, increase public safety on the roadways, and help more people suffering from OUD and other polysubstance addictions.
Visit the DUI MAT Integration website for more information about the program and a list of project participants.
CHP DUI Intervention Trainings
From 2019 to 2020, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) delivered a series of Drug Impairment Intervention Trainings (DIIT) throughout the state intended to increase awareness of signs and symptoms associated with drug use and impairment, with an emphasis on opioids. Trainings provided attendees with the knowledge and tools to detect the presence and influence of opioids and other drug use, allowing opportunity for early intervention, linkages, and referrals to treatment.