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Prisons: Drugs

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mechanisms the Prison Service has in place to ensure continuity of care for people on a methadone or other opiate substitution prescription leaving prison. (247566)

Continuity of methadone or other opioid substitute treatments is initiated by prison-based healthcare professionals either directly with community colleagues or via the Drug Interventions Programme team. The Drug Interventions Programme includes access to rapid prescribing to avoid breaks in treatment.