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Making addiction treatment work for inmates

Nationwide, 65 percent of inmates meet the medical criteria for substance use disorder, but just 11 percent receive treatment while incarcerated. A UMass Medical School correctional health collaborative will address substance use disorder by assessing current screening and treatment practices for opioid addiction, making recommendations and implementing proven practicel. Warren J. Ferguson, MD, writes about the collaborative in CommonWealth magazine.