Kastelic, Andrej and Stöver, Heino and Pont, Jörg
Opioid substitution treatment in custodial settings.
BIS Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8142-2117-5.
This practical guide on "Opioid Substitution Treatment in Custodial Settings" is to support prison doctors, contracted doctors, prison health care workers, prison administration, NGOs and others in delivering or supporting substitution treatment to opioid dependent prisoners. Drug dependence has to be treated as a severe disease and everyone has a part to play to ensure the best treatment for prisoners and also to ensure that drug related harm is kept as low as possible. Applying the recommendations in this guide will contribute to a healthier prison for prisoners with drug dependence with satisfying roles for staff members and a marked reduction in the harm that drug use in prisons can create. This publication is based on the expertise of scientists and medical doctors, psychiatrists, healthcare professionals working in the field of substitution treatment in prisons. Relevant international literature and databases have been reviewed in order to develop the best evidence based guidance. The publication follows the guidance and recommendations of several international publications such as the WHO Regional Office for Europe: Health in prisons.
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