This report concentrates on the mapping of existing overdose prevention and management programmes for released prisoners. The mapping exercise involves the following five European Union (EU) countries: Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Romania and includes:
- identification of existing programmes and services available upon release from prison;
- availability of naloxone; and
- opportunities for the introduction of overdose prevention and/or naloxone programmes.
The second activity within Workstream 3 focused on existing best practices in overdose prevention services upon release from prisons in Denmark, Italy, Scotland and Spain. Results are outlined in the fact sheet ‘Overdose prevention services upon release from prison: Best practices from Scotland, Denmark, Italy and Spain’.