Methadone maintenance reduces injecting in prison (Letters)

Dolan, Kate, Hall, Wayne and Wodak, Alex (1996) Methadone maintenance reduces injecting in prison (Letters). British Medical Journal, 312 7039: 1162-1162. doi:10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1162b


Author Dolan, Kate
Hall, Wayne
Wodak, Alex
Title Methadone maintenance reduces injecting in prison (Letters)
Journal name British Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-8146
0959-8138
Publication date 1996-05-04
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1162b
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 312
Issue 7039
Start page 1162
End page 1162
Total pages 1
Place of publication London
Publisher British Medical Association
Language eng
Abstract EDITOR,--HIV can spread rapidly among injecting drug users in prison, even when HIV prevalence is low.1 Despite this, few countries have implemented HIV prevention measures for inmates and no evidence exists on the effectiveness of such measures in correctional environments. Condoms are provided to inmates in 19 countries and bleach in 13. Methadone is provided to inmates on a maintenance treatment basis in only five countries and for detoxification in a further six countries including England, Ireland, and Scotland.2 Calls for policy reform in the United Kingdom have supported the provision of methadone on a reduction regimen for prisoners.3 Methadone maintenance treatment is well known to be effective in community settings,4 but its effectiveness in prisons is not known. Therefore we evaluated the effectiveness of methadone maintenance treatment in reducing risk behaviour among prisoners. In 1993 we interviewed 185 ex-prisoners with a history of injecting drug use in New South . . . [Full text of this article]
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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