Profiling health, drug use and socio-economic characteristics of young crack users living in the Brazilian cities of Salvador and Rio de Janeiro

This project focused on assessing the post-release outcomes for Canadian federal women offenders exposed to opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) while incarcerated, and compared readmission to custody following release from corrections into the community among three samples of federal women offenders with opioid dependence.


Brazilian Federal Ministry of Health;
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).  


Santos Cruz, M., Andrade, T., Bastos, F., Leal, E., Bertoni, N., Melo Villar, L., Tiesmaki, M., and Fischer, B. (in review). Key drug use, health and socio-economic characteristics of young crack users in two Brazilian cities. International Journal of Drug Policy.

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