News Release

Gardner Institute releases comprehensive report on Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Utah

April 13, 2020 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a comprehensive report providing information on the availability of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Utah for opioid use disorder (OUD). The report also highlights gaps in services, barriers to providing and accessing MAT, and considerations for improving the system—developed from discussions held with a range of stakeholders involved in addressing Utah’s opioid epidemic.

The purpose of this study was to assess the current MAT landscape in Utah in order to provide the legislature, policymakers, and other stakeholders with data and information that will enable informed discussions and decisions about MAT for individuals with OUD.

Top sheet results from the report include the following:

  • Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in