Findings from JCOIN’s Kentucky Research Hub
Rates of incarceration of women rose 475% from 1980 to 2020, largely driven by drug-related charges, yet many barriers exist to the provision of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services for women in correctional facilities, including SUD diagnostic assessments.
A new study led by Drs. Michele Staton, Martha Tillson, Mary Levi, Matthew Webster, Carrie Oser, and Carl Leukefeld with JCOIN’s Kentucky Research Hub and published in the Journal of Drug Issues examined available screening tools to identify opioid use disorder (OUD) symptoms among incarcerated women in county jails. The study's findings include: