JCOIN Research Update: Opioid Use Disorder Stigma, Discrimination, and Policy Attitudes in a National Sample of U.S. Young Adults

Stigma and attitudes about addiction contribute to the availability and accessibility of treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. A 2020 study from NORC at the University of Chicago and Indiana University sought to understand attitudes about opioid use disorder among 190 young adults aged 19-29 across the United States. Key Findings: The study found…

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Offering Buprenorphine Prior to Release from Jail May Reduce Recidivism

Findings from JCOIN’s Massachusetts Research Hub Individuals leaving incarceration with opioid use disorder (OUD) are at a high risk for overdose, recidivism, and adverse health outcomes. Providing medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) prior to incarceration and post-release is effective in reducing negative outcomes. Existing studies tend to examine how the use of methadone and/or…

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Justice-Involved Individuals Returning to the Community are at High Risk for Overdose Fatality within First Two Weeks after Release from Incarceration; Research Shows MAT Reduces Risk by 75%

Over 10 million individuals pass through the criminal justice system every year and they are one of the most vulnerable groups exposed to the drug crisis.1 Of the 2 million individuals in prison and jail in the United States, 19 percent have regularly used opioids and over half meet the criteria for a substance use…

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