• Addiction treatment in prison reduces postincarceration overdose mortality

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    Study findings demonstrated that implementation of a medications for addiction treatment program in a Rhode Island correctional facility resulted in a 60% reduction in postincarceration deaths from overdose among inmates.
    “As the epidemic of opioid use in the United States continues to shift from prescription opioids to illicit drugs, more people living with opioid use disorder are encountering the criminal justice system,” Traci C. Green, PhD, MSc, of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Brown University School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote in JAMA
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