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Improving release process and treatment after incarceration may reduce opioid overdoses

Updated: Mar 27, 2023





Improving release process and treatment after incarceration may reduce opioid overdoses


Tufts University School of Medicine research suggests process changes to help people on substance use treatments that are transitioning from jail to the community.


TUFTS UNIVERSITY


People released from jail or prison are 120 times more likely to overdose on opioids than the general population in Massachusetts. A new jail-based opioid use disorder treatment program approved by the Massachusetts legislature and instituted in the state in 2019 at seven county jails is intended to decrease that risk.



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