To the editor:

Thank you, Beth Dyer, for helping people to understand the difference between already being on medication-assisted treatment for those incarcerated versus those incarcerated with addiction not already on MAT. MAT is so questionable in its results, as you said.

You are, in my opinion, correct that to introduce these medications only makes it more difficult to withdraw from one’s addiction. Standards of medical practice unfortunately have not always created the outcomes we wish they did.

Your thoughts and opinions from one who has experience in this particular medical specialty is worth more than one who has not the experience and education in this field as I know you do. Thank you.

Claire Lewkowicz

Jackson

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