O'Neill Institute  |  October 16, 2020

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DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS AFTER RELEASE from a correctional institution, individuals have a risk of death almost 13 times greater than that of the general public. During this vulnerable period, overdose is the leading cause of death. Ensuring access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder during incarceration and connecting to care immediately upon reentry are critical to stem the tide of overdose death in the United States.

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