This effort is composed to two separate but complementary projects, one led by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) & another led by the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP).
Starting in the spring of 2019, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will deliver 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. Attendees will gain 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.
Visit the Drug Impairment Intervention Trainings website to learn more about the program.
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/Outreach Project website for more information about the program and a list of project participants.