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Overdose Deaths in RI Correctional Facilities Drop Due to Increased Access to Treatment

Posted on Feb 23, 2018
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A new study found that a treatment program started in 2016 by Rhode Island Department of Corrections for individuals with opioid use disorder was associated with a significant drop in post-incarceration drug overdose deaths and contributed to an overall drop in overdose deaths statewide. The researchers found a 61 percent drop in overdose deaths among former inmates. There was also a 12 percent decrease in overdose deaths statewide. Read more here. The full study is available here.

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