One hundred and seventy-five male inmates with a history of opioid misuse participated in Wisconsin’s residential substance abuse treatment programs. Nearing release, inmates completed surveys to report demographics, three life stressors (health, money, family), and two forms of opioid misuse (prescription opioid/opiate pain medications and heroin) during the year before incarceration. ANCOVAs illustrated that age and education were not associated with either prescription pain medication misuse or heroin use, but ethnicity was associated with heroin use, with Black inmates reporting less than White or other ethnicities. Multiple regression analyses comparing the three life stressors found that only money stressors were significantly associated with both forms of opioid misuse.
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CAMLIBEL, D. A., & CAN, S. H. (2022). Opioid Misuse Prior to Incarceration Among Incarcerated Men Nearing Release from Prison. Journal of Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Reentry, 2022(1), 21-48. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wou.edu/jr3/vol2022/iss1/3