Screening Incarcerated Women for Opioid Use Disorder


The overall aim of the present study is to examine the utility of the DSM OUD Checklist and the NM-ASSIST screening tools to identify symptoms consistent with OUD among incarcerated women in county jails. Study findings indicate a positive correlation between indicators of OUD using the two screening tools, as well as a high degree of correlation between street opioid misuse and other high-risk drug indicators (overdose and injection practices), underscoring the importance of outreach, screening, and intervention in real-world settings (including jails) to increase access to OUD treatment.

Publication Year: 2023

Lead Author: Michele Staton

Journal: Journal of Drug Issues