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Positive impact from Methadone prescribing in prison

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

Apart from licence conditions, methadone-maintained offenders leaving prison have no automatic and immediate access to similar treatment in the community. Those who leave prison with no methadone – without a treatment slot waiting for them – few offenders started treatment, more used illegal opiates and cocaine, and more committed crimes.

The extra benefits of also starting methadone in prison were increased treatment uptake and a more than halved risk of re-imprisonment.

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

If people in prison have major needs  – it makes sense to address them!

See on findings.org.uk

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