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The impact of retention in opioid agonist treatment following release from prison among men with recent histories of injecting drug use

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posted on 2023-03-13, 03:19 authored by MICHAEL STEPHEN CURTIS
People who inject drugs are imprisoned at high rates globally, and commonly experience rapid health declines and an increased risk of death after release from prison. This thesis examined the impact of retention in opioid agonist treatment (OAT), an effective treatment for opioid use disorder, on outcomes for men with injection drug use histories drugs transitioning from prison to the community. It found greater rates of drug-related harms than previously documented in Australia, but also found that OAT is an effective intervention to reduce these harms. Thesis findings inform greater investment and optimisation of prison and post-release community OAT programs.

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Principal supervisor

Mark

Additional supervisor 1

Paul Diezte

Year of Award

2023

Department, School or Centre

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Additional Institution or Organisation

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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