ERIC Number: EJ879897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Developing and Implementing a New Prison-Based Buprenorphine Treatment Program
Kinlock, Timothy W.; Gordon, Michael S.; Schwartz, Robert P.; Fitzgerald, Terrence T.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v49 n2 p91-109 2010
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 U.S., 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 U.S., this article may serve as a guide for interested corrections officials, treatment providers, and researchers.
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Narcotics, Intervention, Institutionalized Persons, Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, Outcomes of Treatment, Cooperation, Employees, Researchers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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