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The case against forced methadone detox in the US prisons

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Methadone maintenance therapy is a cost-effective, evidence-based treatment for heroin dependence. In the USA, a majority of heroin-dependent offenders are forced to detox from methadone when incarcerated. Recent research published in The Lancet has demonstrated the negative health and economic outcomes associated with such policies (Rich, J. D., McKenzie, M., Larney, S., Wong, J. B., Tran, L., Clarke, J. et al. (2015). Methadone Continuation Versus Forced Withdrawal on Incarceration in a Com...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/phe/phw040

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Public Health Ethics Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
89-93
Publication date:
2016-11-19
Acceptance date:
2016-10-09
DOI:
EISSN:
1754-9981
ISSN:
1754-9973
Pubs id:
pubs:650654
URN:
uri:38567c58-47c2-4b26-b33f-45d66b80d283
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uuid:38567c58-47c2-4b26-b33f-45d66b80d283
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pubs:650654

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