December 2021
DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project 2.0
Happy, happy New Year!
We wish you all the best,
Great work to reach your fondest goals,
And when you're done, sweet rest.
We hope for your fulfillment,
Contentment, peace and more,
A brighter, better new year than
You've ever had before.
By Joanna Fuchs
Project Update
Thank you for being a part of the DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project!
As the year comes to an end, we extend our gratitude to all the DUI MAT Providers who worked so hard this year to educate, inform, counsel, inspire, and coordinate for those seeking treatment for SUD. To everyone who went the extra mile for this project, your colleagues, and are the BEST!

This month we launched a new quarterly report feature in the data portal that enables DUI MAT providers to submit quarterly reports online vs in a fill-able PDF. A special thanks to Gloria Mullendore, CEO of Safety Consulting and School Ten for providing the following positive feedback on the new feature.

Thank you, thank you for the new reporting form for our quarterly DUI MAT Project Deliverables. It’s fantastic that we can transmit through the Data Portal & subsequently edit, view, print, whatever we need. It’s so much more professional & a better tool for us providers.

Sharing your ideas and comments helps us to continue to evolve DUI MAT for providers, clients, and counties alike. Comments with suggestions for improvement in any area are always welcome! If you have something to share about your experience with the DUI MAT Project, please drop us a note here.

Your DUI MAT Project Managers, DHCS Partners, and the CADTP Board Wish You the Very Best in 2022!
December Webinar Slide Deck
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  • Project Updates
  • New Quarterly Report Process
  • Guest Speaker: Laly Reyes, Safety Education Center
  • Touch Base Update
Upcoming Training & Events
DUI MAT Training Webinar
The next monthly DUI MAT Project training webinar will be held on:

Wednesday, January 5, 2021
10:30 am - Noon
2022 Webinar Schedule • Project Webinars are held on the first Wednesday of each month through September 2022. Register for all future webinars at the button link above.

Previous webinar materials and recordings are available in the DUI MAT Project Portal.
Training Opportunities for DUI MAT Providers, Courtesy of LA County SAPC!
LA County has graciously made their trainings available to ALL DUI MAT Providers! Check out LA County's Substance Abuse and Prevention Control (SAPC) training calendar for events that align with DUI MAT project deliverables. DUI MAT funds may be utilized as appropriate. The resource is a full calendar of quality training addressing many SUD related topics.

A special Thank You goes out to Glenda Pinney and Roselyn Valdez of LA County, SAPC for making this available to us! Ms. Pinney and Ms. Valdez have been champions of the DUI MAT project and involved at a high level throughout. We appreciate their participation and engagement with our LA DUI Programs, expanding now to all DUI MAT partners!

Relapse Prevention and Healthy Coping
Thursday, January 27, 2022 1:00 pm-3:15 pm • Virtual • No Charge

This live virtual training is designed for specialty providers, which will focus on information of substance use disorders. The presentation will focus on the characteristics and multiple presentations of relapse with a focus on healthy coping skills including hands-on activities to engage the participants in the process of the decision-making model with regards to the consequences to using substances.

Featured MAT Expansion Partner
The MAT Expansion Project includes over 30 projects supporting the DHCS initiative to reduce opioid and polysubstance overdose deaths and improve treatment opportunities for those with substance use disorder. This month, learn more about Justice System Touchpoints.

Justice System Touchpoints
Health Management Associates (HMA) created the project “County Touchpoints in Access to MAT for Justice-Involved Populations” with the recognition that persons released from jail and receiving MAT frequently encountered judges, probation officers, child welfare workers, and other justice system personnel who did not consider the person to be “clean” or “drug free” if they were using MAT. Often, clients were encouraged or required by agencies to reduce or terminate MAT in order to qualify for services, be released from probation, or regain custody of their children. Prematurely reducing or terminating MAT places the individual at very high and preventable risk for relapse, overdose and death.

Check out to learn more about Justice System Touchpoints and other MAT Expansion Projects led by HMA.
Latest News
US Students Report a Decrease in Illicit Drug Use
The percentage of adolescents reporting substance use decreased significantly in 2021, according to the latest results from the Monitoring the Future survey of substance use behaviors and related attitudes among eighth, 10th, and 12th graders in the United States. In line with continued long-term declines in the use of many illicit substances among adolescents previously reported by the Monitoring the Future survey, these findings represent the largest one-year decrease in overall illicit drug use reported since the survey began in 1975.
Project Resources
Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Toolkit
Developed through the MAT Expansion Project. The project team from Health Management Associates, California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative and California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative gathered a diverse task force of obstetric and pediatric providers, anesthesiologists, nurses, social workers, and public health professionals to create a toolkit focused on maternal and newborn care from the prenatal period through hospital discharge. Content creators and reviewers for The Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Toolkit are experts in their fields. Download here.

A Fun Fact for the New Year
Did you know?
The first New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years. Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to declare January 1 a national holiday. He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces, one looking forward and one looking back. Caesar felt that a month named after this god would be fitting.

Happy New Year!
DUI MAT Providers
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The DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project 2.0 is one of over 30 projects to receive State Overdose Response II (SOR II) funding in support of the overall goals of California's MAT Expansion Project. DUI MAT 2.0 will build upon the success of DUI MAT 1.0 and will help to fulfill the objective to Transform entry points for individuals with opioid and poly-substance use disorders and create effective referrals into treatment.
This project is a result of a partnership between DHCS and CADTP through California’s State Opioid Response II (SOR II) Grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and The California Medication MAT Expansion Project.