Study Shows 1 in 5 Hennepin County Inmates Used or Abused Opioids

Study Shows 1 in 5 Hennepin County Inmates Used or Abused Opioids Photo: KSTP

May 01, 2018 04:03 PM

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Department has released the results of a one-day snapshot study of opioid use or abuse among inmates at the Hennepin County Jail.

A release from the department Tuesday said the study, conducted in partnership with Hennepin Healthcare, showed one-fifth of the inmates in the jail on Dec. 6 of last year self-reported prior use or abuse of opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin.

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The release said jail medical staff surveyed each of the 851 inmates that day.

That survey revealed:

  • 20 percent (173) of the inmates self-reported use or abuse of opioids.
  • 64 percent (111) of the 173 inmates with a history of opioid abuse had overdosed
  • 95 percent (105) of the 111 inmates who overdosed had been administered naloxone
  • And that while 20 percent of the inmates self-reported use or abuse of opioids, only two percent (18) of the 851 inmates reported they had received inpatient treatment in the past.

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