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Challenges and opportunities in using wastewater analysis to measure drug use in a small prison facility

Overview of attention for article published in Drug & Alcohol Review, October 2014
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Title
Challenges and opportunities in using wastewater analysis to measure drug use in a small prison facility
Published in
Drug & Alcohol Review, October 2014
DOI 10.1111/dar.12156
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Authors

Emma van Dyken, Foon Yin Lai, Phong K. Thai, Christoph Ort, Raimondo Bruno, Wayne Hall, K. Paul Kirkbride, Jochen F. Mueller, Jeremy Prichard

Abstract

Wastewater analysis (WWA) is intended to be a direct and objective method of measuring substance use in large urban populations. It has also been used to measure prison substance use in two previous studies. The application of WWA in this context has raised questions as to how best it might be used to measure illicit drug use in prisons, and whether it can also be used to measure prescription misuse. We applied WWA to a small regional prison to measure the use of 12 licit and illicit substances. We attempted to measure the non-medical use of methadone and buprenorphine and to compare our findings with the results of the prison's mandatory drug testing (MDT).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 3%
Unknown 37 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 21%
Student > Master 7 18%
Unspecified 5 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Other 4 10%
Other 10 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 11 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 13%
Psychology 4 10%
Chemistry 4 10%
Social Sciences 4 10%
Other 11 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 March 2016.
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#7,108,662
of 12,366,641 outputs
Outputs from Drug & Alcohol Review
#970
of 1,160 outputs
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#94,358
of 221,129 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Drug & Alcohol Review
#32
of 38 outputs
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