Horrifically cruel to make people suffer thru untreated opioid withdrawal- not to mention potentially deadly. Not offering medication treatment for addiction during incarceration also increases risk of death after release. Thanks ⁦
No need for this to ever happen w/o medical support. A methadone or bupe taper easy & dramatically reduces misery. Conversion to maintenance if interested & titration to therapeutic dose a/w 75% ⬇️ in post-release mortality. Enough w/ forced withdrawal.