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Hedrich, Dagmar and Farrell, Michael (2012) Opioid maintenance in European prisons: is the treatment gap closing? Addiction , 107 , (3) , pp. 461-463.

Opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) is effective in prison, as it is in the community. Of 30 European countries, 24 sanction prison OMT, but only eight provide coverage that matches average EU community levels. It is important to challenge negative perceptions of prison OMT and promote equivalence of care and continuity of treatment.

The systematic review by Hedrich et al. in this issue [1] concludes that opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) is an effective treatment option for opioid-dependent prisoners that offers benefits similar to those reported in community settings.


Item Type:Article
Date:2012
Page Range:pp. 461-463
Publisher:Wiley
Volume:107
Number:3
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance
VA Geographic area > Europe
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)

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