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Who Does, and Who Doesn’t, Get Drug Treatment in Prison?
Research has consistently shown how important it is for inmates who come into prison with drug addictions to get treatment behind bars.
Drug-related deaths reach highest level on record
The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland has risen to its highest level since records began.
Critics Say New Plan to Stop Heroin Overdoses Shows White House 'Still Doesn’t Get It'
The National Drug Policy Alliance (NDPA), A New York-based nonprofit working to reform drug laws, have said that the White House is taking "one step forward, two steps back," and that "over reliance on law enforcement is destined to fail."
Orienting patients to greater opioid safety: models of community pharmacy-based naloxone This case study briefly describes and provides two US state-specific examples of innovative policy models of pharmacy-based naloxone, implemented to reduce overdose events and improve opioid safety: Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Agreements and Pharmacy Standing Orders.
Extended-release naltrexone for alcohol and opioid problems in Missouri parolees and probationers. Long-acting injectable naltrexone blocks the effects of opiates for about a month and has also helped dependent drinkers cut back. Treatment records in the US state of Missouri showed that among the few problem substance using offenders allocated to or who chose this treatment, a much higher proportion became abstinent than those offered other kinds of addiction treatment.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION: CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES ON HIV TESTING SERVICES Countries, programme managers, health workers and other stakeholders have indicated the importance of consolidating World Health Organization (WHO) guidance for HIV testing services (HTS). Thus, this guidance brings together existing guidance relevant to the provision of HTS and addresses issues and elements for effective delivery of HTS that are common in a variety of settings, contexts and diverse populations.