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Long-Acting Injectable Medications for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders: Benefit-Cost Findings

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Mia Nafziger - December 2016

The 2015 Washington State Legislature directed WSIPP to review existing literature and begin a four-year study to evaluate outcomes regarding the cost-effectiveness of FDA-approved long-acting injectable medications, focusing on the benefits to persons in prison when they are released into the community.

We review the research evidence on the effectiveness of these medications in reducing substance abuse and recidivism rates. Where possible, we calculate whether the benefits of administering long-acting injectable medications outweigh the costs.

Report ID: 16-12-3901
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