Treating Opioids Addiction in Prison

Of the 2,522 people who died after their release from city prisons between 2010 and 2016, a third died of overdoses, according to a city health department study published in the scientific journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month. And former inmates were particularly at risk in the first two weeks after their release. (It’s too early to tell whether the new buprenorphine program has had an effect on overdoses among former inmates, prison officials said.)

By Aubrey Whelan

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