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Table 1 Differences between the countries regarding health care and drug treatment before/during/after prison

From: “My first 48 hours out”: drug users’ perspectives on challenges and strategies upon release from prison

Topic Germany France Belgium Portugal
Cost free access to OST? (in community) Yes Yes No Yes
Access to Naloxone? (in community) Yes (limited) Yes No No
Responsibility for care organization? (inside prison) Ministry of Justice Ministry of Justice Ministry of Justice Ministry of Health
OST available in prison? (inside prison) Not in all Yes Yes Yes
Take home naloxone available? (inside prison) No Yes No No
Certificate providing access to health insurance? (at release) No Yes Yes Not needed