(PDF Download) Treating Opioid Addiction in Criminal Justice Settings


Sixty-five percent of all incarcerated individuals meet the criteria for a substance use disorder. Incarceration is an important opportunity to treat opioid addiction. Inmates treated with methadone or buprenorphine prior to release are more likely to engage in post-release treatment, and to stay in treatment longer.

Publisher: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Published: December 2017 (2 pages)

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