Study: ACI addiction-treatment program linked to 61% fewer inmate overdose deaths

PROVIDENCE – A $2 million launch in 2016 of the nation's first program screening all of a state’s inmates for opioid use disorder to provide access to medication-assisted treatment has been linked to a 61 percent drop in post-incarceration overdose deaths, according to a study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry, a monthly medical journal published…

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