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REVIEW 2021 HTM file
Principles of harm reduction for young people who use drugs
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] A group of paediatric addiction medicine experts in the US review the evidence base and agree on practice considerations for harm reduction for young adults. The principles of care identified in this document include a role for physicians to integrate harm reduction services into their medical practice.
REVIEW 2021 HTM file
Evidence-based treatment of young adults with substance use disorders
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] A group of paediatric addiction medicine experts in the US review the evidence base and agree on practice considerations for treatment services for young adults. The principles of care identified in this document serve as a roadmap for addressing various limitations, including inadequate clinician training, siloed systems, and the view that relapse is a failure rather than hallmark of a chronic illness.
Part review, part ‘call to action’, the featured paper highlights the lack of awareness of evidence-based interventions for transgender people, and advocates for ‘culturally-sensitive’ approaches embedded in both general and specialised substance use programmes.
STUDY 2004 PDF file 190Kb
First randomised trial finds methadone helps prisoners control drug use and infection risk
In Australia the first trial to randomly allocate prisoners seeking this treatment to methadone maintenance found substantial reductions in heroin use, injecting and syringe sharing, promising to avert infections and preserve lives.
REVIEW 2008 HTM file
Opioid substitution therapy in prisons: reviewing the evidence
Brief but thoroughly researched review commends prison methadone programmes as causing no substantial problems while improving the climate in prison, reducing drug use and infection risk behaviours, and improving post-release treatment uptake and recidivism rates.
STUDY 2005 PDF file 166Kb
Continuity vital after prison treatment
Though the original treatments were diametrically opposed, two long-term follow-up studies have confirmed that post-release continuity is vital to sustain the benefits of treatment in prison.
DOCUMENT 2010 HTM file
The Patel report: Reducing drug-related crime and rehabilitating offenders
Investigation and recommendations from an expert group on drug treatment and interventions for people in prison in England calls for a clear focus on recovery and for the commissioning and coordination measures needed to improve outcomes without extra resources.
This US randomised trial in Rhode Island among formerly opiate dependent prisoners found that starting methadone treatment in prison radically improved treatment uptake on release and reduced heroin and cocaine use over the following six months, confirming results from Baltimore.
Starting methadone treatment in prison radically improves treatment uptake on release and reduces heroin and cocaine use over the following year, reports the first US randomised trial among formerly opiate dependent prisoners.
Largely due to the treatment's health benefits, this review argues that failure to implement effective opioid maintenance programmes in prison represents an important missed opportunity to engage high-risk drug users in treatment, at possibly substantial costs both to individuals and to the community.
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