Estimating the impact of wide scale uptake of screening and medications for opioid use disorder in US prisons and jails


This study used a predictive model to examine the potential impact of screening and treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) within prisons and jails on opioid-related mortality after release. The model results indicate that widespread uptake of screening and treatment both within prisons and jails and post-release would substantially reduce opioid-related deaths by thousands.

Publication Year: 2020

Lead Author: Alexandria Macmadu

Journal: Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Publication Type(s): Modeling, MOUD Services

JCOIN Hub/Center: Brown Univ. Hub