Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Topic Summary

Substance Abuse in Corrections FAQs

This publication has been archived on the CCSA website and was current when it was published. It is available for reference or research purposes.

Addresses some of the issues and concerns around substance use in Canadian correctional facilities. These frequently asked questions address the types of substances that offenders use, the proportion of prison populations with substance use problems, the availability of alcohol and drugs, and the effectiveness of treatment programs designed to reduce offender use.

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