Legislative Update December 2009
January 6, 2010 - 3:34pm

December 1, 2009

Prisons Lack Heroin Addiction Treatment Despite Proven Benefits
December 23, 2009 - 5:01pm

Pharmacological treatment of opiate dependence is a proven intervention, is cost-effective and reduces drug-related disease and reincarceration rates, yet it remains underutilized in U.S. prison systems

Research from Brown University, the Miriam Hospital and their affiliated Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights has determined that just more than half of all federal and state prison systems offer viable heroin treatments. Details are published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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