AIMS: To review studies of the prevalence of substance abuse and dependence in prisoners on reception into custody. DESIGN AND METHOD: A systematic review of studies measuring the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse and dependence in male and female prisoners on reception into prison was conducted. Only studies using standardized diagnostic criteria were included. Relevant information, such as mean age, gender and type of prisoner, was recorded for eligible studies. The prevalence estimates...Expand abstract
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Substance abuse and dependence in prisoners: a systematic review.
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