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December 14, 2021

Trends in Buprenorphine Use in US Jails and Prisons From 2016 to 2021

The study showed that buprenorphine use increased substantially in correctional settings during the past five years, although use is still rare among all incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder.  The study’s authors concluded that despite the increase in buprenorphine use, access in jails and prisons is still inadequate.

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