Research in the area of injecting risk behaviour among drug users in prison is increasing; this paper attempts to rectify the paucity of research on risk behaviour of prisoners after release. This study also assesses the impact of both in-prison and community drug services on injecting risk behaviour after release. This longitudinal study looked at the risk behaviour of a cohort of ex-prisoners in Edinburgh, Scotland. Two follow-up interviews were carried out after release from prison, involving 56 and 40 participants respectively. This study built on an in-prison evaluation of a drug reduction programme, and sufficient numbers were recruited to compare an intervention and a control group.
- injecting risk behaviour
- drug treatment