Journal article

The associations of poor psychiatric well-being among incarcerated men with injecting drug use histories in Victoria, Australia.

Reece Cossar, Mark Stoové, Stuart A Kinner, Paul Dietze, Campbell Aitken, Michael Curtis, Amy Kirwan, James RP Ogloff

Health and Justice | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Dual substance dependence and psychiatric and psychological morbidities are overrepresented in prison populations and associated with reoffending. In the context of an increasing prison population in Australia, investigating the needs of vulnerable people in prison with a dual diagnosis can help inform in-prison screening and treatment and improve prison and community service integration and continuation of care. In this study we quantified psychiatric well-being in a sample of people in prison with a history of injecting drug use in Victoria, Australia, and identified factors associated with this outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data for this paper come from baseline interviews und..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (AU)