Opioid addiction treatment behind bars reduced post-incarceration overdose deaths in Rhode Island

February 14, 2018
A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A treatment program for opioid addiction launched by the Rhode Island Department of Corrections was associated with a significant drop in post-incarceration drug overdose deaths and contributed to an overall drop in overdose deaths statewide, a new study finds. KEEP READING