Opioid substitution treatment to reduce substance use in prison — evidence summary

Summary of the evidence

Rating:
Beneficial

Opioid substitution was found in a systematic review (ECDC/EMCDDA, 2018) to be effective in:

  • reducing substance use in prison

Details

Note: this evidence summary is only valid for the outcomes, target groups, settings and substances/patterns of use described below.

Name of response option:
pharmacological treatment
Desired outcome(s):
reduce substance use
Area(s)
Treatment
Specific substance or pattern of use:
opioids
Target group(s) or setting(s):
prison