This project is part of an administrative supplement that was provided to Chestnut Health Systems through the parent grant TRIALS Coordinating Center to Reduce Substance Use, HIV Risk Behaviors, & Crime (5U01DA036221-05) to developed and administered two national surveys to document the context, relevant laws, and policies that affect the ways in which jails and prisons are able to address the opioid crisis.
This survey included all states and will document the context, relevant laws, and policies that affect the ways in which prisons are able to address the opioid crisis (e.g., provide methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone for detox and/or maintenance, conditions under which it is accessed, patient selection criteria, education of overdose, naloxone).
The findings will help inform effective plans of action to address the risks associated with opioid use disorder among individuals in the criminal justice system, provide reliable empirical information that is urgently needed on what strategies are currently being implemented, how well they are being implemented, and what more needs to be implemented to address the opioid crisis within this population.
Study Settings: Jails/Prisons
PI: Chris Scott, Michael Dennis
Accelerator Supplement, Survey