Updated: Mar 26
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.
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.
Read article: https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/961542