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Effectiveness of Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug-Involved Persons

Roger H. Peters, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/7332/11H00_5_Roger Peters.ppt

The Relationship between Personality Disorders and the Type of Crime Committed and Substance Used among Prisoners.

Fakhrzadegan S, Gholami-Doon H, Shamloo B, Shokouhi-Moqhaddam S.

Addict Health. 2017 Apr;9(2):64-71.

Conclusion: The presence of personality disorders in the target population is indicative of the need for judicial officials’ attention to this effective factor in crime and the use of mental health services and treatment instead of the penalty of deprivation of liberty.


Capacity building and unexpected positive impact of emerging new profession of addiction specialist on preventive measures in prison system: a case study

Michal Miovsky, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/7330/11H00_3_Michal Miovsky.pptx

Self-harm in the criminal justice system: a public health opportunity

Borschmann, Rohan et al.

The Lancet Public Health , Volume 3 , Issue 1 , e10 - e11


Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors in Drug Treatment Outcomes for Persons in the Criminal Justice System: The Roles of Motivation and Legal Coercion

Steven Belenko, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/6825/14H30_2_Steven Belenko.pptx

UNODC: thirty years after the global AIDS pandemic started, people who use drugs and prisoners still unduly affected

World AIDS Day has been organized on 1 December every year since 1988. This year's theme "My health, my right" underscores the need for all those affected by HIV to have access to prevention tools and treatment for this deadly disease.

The 2017 campaign stresses everyone's right to make decisions about their health, and to be treated without discrimination and with respect and dignity. These principles are fully supported by UNODC in its own work on HIV inside prisons and with people who use drugs.

To raise awareness of the World AIDS Day, and highlight UNODC's own role, Monica Beg, a doctor and UNODC's Chief of the HIV/AIDS Section, talked about her invaluable work. (UNODC, 01.12.2017)


Drug use in prison: the role of peer educators (8 years of intervention in a Portuguese prison setting)

Andreia Nisa, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/7626/14H30_3_Andreia Nisa.ppt

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules)

Health-care services - Rule 24

1. The provision of health care for prisoners is a State responsibility. Prisoners should enjoy the same standards of health care that are available in the community, and should have access to necessary health-care services free of charge without discrimination on the grounds of their legal status.

2. Health-care services should be organized in close relationship to the general public health administration and in a way that ensures continuity of treatment and care, including for HIV, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, as well as for drug dependence.

This publication has been made possible thanks to a contribution from the Government of Germany.

(UNODC, Justice Section, Division for Operations, General Assembly resolution 70/175, annex, adopted on 17 December 2015.)


European Questionnaire on Drug Use among Prisoners - EQDP

Viktor Mravčik, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/7374/12H45_0_Viktor Mravcik.pptx

Prescribing Opioid Replacement Therapy in U.S. Correctional Settings.

Farahmand P, Modesto-Lowe V, Chaplin MM.

J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2017 Dec;45(4):472-477.


Drug use and drug-related infections among prisoners in Europe

Linda Montanari, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/6971/14H30_1_Linda Montanari.pptx

Predictors of Mortality within Prison and after Release among Persons Living with HIV in Indonesia.

Culbert GJ, Crawford FW, Murni A, Waluyo A, Bazazi AR, Sahar J, Altice FL.

Res Rep Trop Med. 2017;8:25-35. doi: 10.2147/RRTM.S126131.


Australien. Figures show ACT has almost three times the rate of prisoners taking methadone

More than a quarter of ACT's prisoners are taking heroin and narcotic replacement methadone, almost three times the rate of other jurisdictions, amid calls for significant improvements of ACT's drug treatment programs. (Canberra Times, 09.12.2017)


UK. Prison staff struggling to cope as spice epidemic grows in UK's jails: Prisoners finding increasingly ingenious ways to smuggle the synthetic cannabis and other psychoactive drugs into cells

Seventy serving prisoners have been charged with possessing the highly addictive drug spice as paramedics say they are treating an increasing number of spice-addicted ex-offenders who collapse on the day of their release. (The Guardian, 25.12.2017)


Ärztemangel auch in Gefängnissen

Frankfurt/Main – Immer mehr psychisch kranke Gefangene und viele unbesetzte Stellen erschweren die Gesundheitsversorgung in Haftanstalten. Auf den 3. Gefängnismedizin-Tagen, die am Donnerstag und Freitag in Frankfurt am Main stattfinden, wollen Mediziner nach Lösungen suchen. Fast 300 Anstaltsärzte sind nach Angaben der Organisatoren in deutschen Justizvollzugsanstalten tätig. Rund 150 Teilnehmer werden zu dem Kongress erwartet, der alle zwei Jahre stattfindet.

„Die Probleme für Gefängnisärzte sind die Probleme des modernen Strafvollzugs: Drogen, Infektionen, Tod und Psychiatrie“, sagte einer der beiden Tagungsleiter, Karlheinz Keppler. Der Gynäkologe und Suchtmediziner war 25 Jahre lang in einem niedersächsischen Frauengefängnis tätig und ist Autor verschiedener Fachbücher. (aerzteblatt.de, 06.12.2017)


Germany Country Drug Report 2017 - Drug use and responses in prison

(ÈMCDDA 2017)