PriSUD: Diagnosing and treating substance use disorders in prison
A prison stay should be regarded as a window of opportunity for people with substance use disorders (SUD): screening and diagnosis should take place and evidence-based treatment should be offered. The result would be better mental and physical health, improved quality of life and better life expectancies among former prisoners.
In reality however, a prison stay remains a black box. Even though research has documented the prison population in terms of their situation before prison, and their risks following release, none has focused on the treatment situation within prison. Hence, we do not know if prisoners are adequately screened and diagnosed with SUD when they enter prison, whether people diagnosed with SUD have access to treatment in prison, or what their treatment outcomes are post-release.
To ensure efficient, high-quality treatment services to people with substance use disorders (SUD) in prison, PriSUD will be the first longitudinal Nordic study investigating the epidemiology of people with SUD; from the time before prison, during prison and after release. In order to reach the ambiguous aims of the PriSUD study, we have put together a multidisciplinary research group who will analyze survey data and a wide range of existing, high quality national registry data available for research.
- Samarbeid med Karolinska Institutet, Universitetet i Aarhus og Oxford University
- UiO er forskningsansvarlig
- UiO har behandlingsansvar for personopplysninger
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