Improving Low Threshold Naloxone on Release from Incarceration (057)


Study Information

The primary aim of this study is to determine if providing high-volume, low-threshold, naloxone-on-release is effective at placing naloxone in the hands of jail releasees most likely to experience or witness an overdose. Two secondary aims are to determine facilitators and barriers to releasees obtaining additional doses of naloxone in the community after release, and explore how releasees take naloxone and associated training back to the community. The research team will use quantitative and qualitative methods to determine whether a naloxone distribution program in the Los Angeles county jail is successfully distributing naloxone to those most at risk of experiencing or witnessing an overdose; to explore facilitators and barriers to releasees connecting to external services to refill their naloxone and connect to other key social services; and to explore why these programs reduce deaths by looking at how at-risk releasees who have received naloxone reduce their risk of death.

Study Team

PI: Peter Davidson

University of California San Diego logo

Research Type

J-RIG Award