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NCJ Number: 229990 Find in a Library
Title: Developing and Implementing a New Prison-Based Buprenorphine Treatment Program
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:49  Issue:2  Dated:February - March 2010  Pages:91-109
Author(s): Timothy W. Kinlock; Michael S. Gordon; Robert P. Schwartz; Terrence T. Fitzgerald
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: R01DA021579
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents an overview of the first randomized clinical trial of a prison-based buprenorphine treatment program and describes the obstacles that were encountered during the process.
Abstract: Research suggests that buprenorphine treatment may be a promising intervention for incarcerated individuals with heroin addiction histories. However, its implementation varies from corrections-based methadone because of unique challenges regarding dosing, administration, and regulation. Describing the first randomized clinical trial of prison-initiated buprenorphine treatment in the United States, this article focuses on how these obstacles were overcome through collaboration among correctional, treatment, and research personnel. Building on the present authors' work in developing prison-based methadone treatment, and considering the lack of experience in implementing corrections-based buprenorphine programs in the United States, this article may serve as a guide for interested corrections officials, treatment providers, and researchers. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Rehabilitation
Index Term(s): Drug dependence; Drug treatment programs; Drug-abusing inmates; Heroin; Heroin maintenance; Inmate health care; Offender participation in rehabilitation goals
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