Pharmacological treatment (OST) vs placebo treatment to reduce use in female drug-using offenders

Summary of the evidence

  • Unknown effectiveness

Pharmacological treatment (Buprenorphine) for female drug-using offenders was found in a systematic review (Perry et al., 2015) to have no different effect than placebo in:

  • reducing drug use - self-reported at three months follow-up (RR 0.58, 95 % CI 0.25 to 1.35, 1 study, N=36)


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