Prisons and jails are the largest behavioural health treatment institutions/organizations in every state, and often, especially for those with substance use disorders and mental health conditions, jail or prison are the entry points to Behavioral Health treatment. Once individuals with substance use disorders are released from prison, they have a greater risk of disrupted behavioural health treatment and even fatal overdose.
Drug Use and COVID-19 in Prisons: First Clinic Dedicated to the Treatment of People Living in Prisons with Opioid Use Disorders in Kenya
Close to 11 million prisoners worldwide — as well as the officers who are charged with ensuring their safe, secure and humane custody — must not be forgotten during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Countries should recognize the particular risks which COVID-19 and the virus that causes it to pose to confined populations for which physical distancing is not an option.
Childhood That Matters: The Impact of Drug Policies on Children and Adolescents With Imprisoned Mothers and Fathers in Latin America and the Caribbean
It is estimated that in Latin America there are more than 2 million children and adolescents who have one of their parents deprived of their liberty and that of these, almost half a million live in this situation due to the mass incarceration of people for minor non-violent drug crimes.
Delivered by experts, this webinar will discuss buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settings in both secure environments and the community. Topics covered include:
This webinar focuses on:
Overcoming organisational and cultural issues
Stabilisation and assisted withdrawal
Retox and continuity of care
Dr Joss Bray, Clinical Lead for Drug and Alcohol Treatment in the North East Prisons for Spectrum CIC.
Time to consolidate the lessons of the last five instalments of our course on drug treatment research. Row 5 explored key studies on treatment in relation to safeguarding the family and the community from crime.