A pilot survey of attitudes and knowledge about opioid substitution therapy for HIV-infected prisoners.

@article{Springer2008APS,
  title={A pilot survey of attitudes and knowledge about opioid substitution therapy for HIV-infected prisoners.},
  author={Sandra Ann Springer and Robert Bruce},
  journal={Journal of opioid management},
  year={2008},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={81-6}
}
A majority of inmates in the state of Connecticut Department of Corrections use opioids or are opioid dependent before incarceration. None of the state's prisons offer opioid substitution therapy other than for detoxification or maintenance therapy for women during pregnancy. On release to the community, most prisoners relapse to drug use and this has been associated with higher recidivism rates, and less adherence to antiretroviral medications for HIV-infected persons. Nationally and… CONTINUE READING

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