Pharmacotherapy treatment in substance-dependent correctional populations: a review.

  title={Pharmacotherapy treatment in substance-dependent correctional populations: a review.},
  author={Karen Cropsey and Gabriela C Villalobos and Christina L St Clair},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  volume={40 13-14},
  pages={1983-99, 2043-8}
The number of drug or alcohol dependent inmates has increased dramatically in recent years. About half of all inmates meet DSM-IV criteria for dependence at the time of their arrest and require substance use treatment or detoxification. Few inmates receive treatment while in prison, increasing the likelihood that they will continue to use substances in prison and after release. While pharmacotherapy interventions have been shown to be effective with substance users in the community, few studies… CONTINUE READING

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