montefiore.org.AbstractBACKGROUND:

More than 80% of people in jail or prison report having used illicit substances in their lifetimes. After release from incarceration, resumption of substance use carries risks, including parole revocation, exacerbation of mental health conditions, transmission of infectious diseases, and drug overdose.

METHODS:

This cross-sectional study used baseline data from the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN, www.transitionsclinic.org ), a multi-site prospective longitudinal cohort study of post-incarceration medical care. We investigated substance use among adults, with at least one chronic health condition or age 

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