A randomized controlled trial of prison-initiated buprenorphine: prison outcomes and community treatment entry.

@article{Gordon2014ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of prison-initiated buprenorphine: prison outcomes and community treatment entry.},
  author={Michael S Gordon and Timothy W. Kinlock and Robert P. Schwartz and Terrence T Fitzgerald and Kevin E. O'Grady and Frank J Vocci},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2014},
  volume={142},
  pages={33-40}
}
BACKGROUND Buprenorphine is a promising treatment for heroin addiction. However, little is known regarding its provision to pre-release prisoners with heroin dependence histories who were not opioid-tolerant, the relative effectiveness of the post-release setting in which it is provided, and gender differences in treatment outcome in this population. METHODS This is the first randomized clinical trial of prison-initiated buprenorphine provided to male and female inmates in the US who were… CONTINUE READING