Wexford Health is working with the Indiana Department of Corrections to provide medically-assisted treatment or MAT programs, thereby giving more inmates access to addiction recovery treatment while in prison.

When the Department of Corrections found that 60% of males entering prison have substance abuse issues, with the majority of those individuals also having problem behaviors associated with substance abuse, they worked with Wexford Health to explore treatment options. The MAT program offers options like medication that blocks the effects of alcohol and opiates.

Read more at WANE.com.