Prison post-release mortality among drug-users in Lithuania

Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 - 13:20 to 14:50
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Every year, thousands of dependant drug users are imprisoned in Lithuania, many of whom have a history of previous drug overdose, which is a known risk factor for fatal overdose. This study aimed to estimate the risk of fatal overdose after prison release among drug users in Lithuania over the period 2016-2017. A linkage study was conducted between national mortality database and registry of convinced persons. Within 6 months after prison release, more than 120 deaths were identified. Age, gender, location, time, causes of deaths and mortality risk are presented and discussed along suggested responses.


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