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Prison Programs in the State of Indiana for Prevention of Drug Misuse and Deaths

Burgut, Ozge (2022) Prison Programs in the State of Indiana for Prevention of Drug Misuse and Deaths. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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One of the most important public health topics in the United States is the misuse of opioids. It has become an epidemic in the 2000s and it has had devastating effects on people’s health and well-being. Comorbidities from opioid misuse are observable disproportionately in vulnerable populations like the youth, women, health workers and healthcare workers, and racial and ethnic minorities. Multi-level impacts of drug misuse on public health are of public health relevance because there is no easy solution.
Drug offenders in prisons and jails are particularly susceptible to drug overdose and adverse health outcomes of drug misuse like the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis C infection and substance use disorders. This paper looks at the substance abuse programs and addiction recovery services within correctional facilities in the State of Indiana. It analyzes interviews conducted with correctional facility and addiction recovery staff. Following information gathered about drug misuse and deaths, it recommends that programs approach to health and well-being around substance use holistically and advocates for a renewed focus on considerations around gender, as well as for Naloxone distribution kits.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Burgut, Ozgeburguto@pitt.eduburguto
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis advisorTerry, Marthamaterry@pitt.edumaterryUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberRockette-Wagner, Bonnybjr26@pitt.edubjr26UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberVan Nostrand, Elizabethevannostrand@temple.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 23 May 2022
Date Type: Completion
Submission Date: 29 April 2022
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 50
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: opioid crisis, substance use, Indiana
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 14:23
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 14:23


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