Misuse of Psychologically Active Substances of Convicts being in Prisons and their Treatment

  • Safuadan Plojovic State University of Novi Pazar, Vuka Karadzica bb, Novi Pazar
  • Slavica Dimitrijevic University of Kragujevac, Teachers College of Uzice, Trg Svetoga Save, Uzice
  • Andrijana Maksimovic State University of Novi Pazar, Vuka Karadzica bb, Novi Pazar
  • Sabina Zejnelagic State University of Novi Pazar, Vuka Karadzica bb, Novi Pazar
  • Adem Hurem KJKP Sarajevo, Sarajevo
  • Muamer Muraspahic KJKP Sarajevo, Sarajevo
Keywords: misuse, psychologically active substances, convicts, prisons, treatment, addiction disease

Abstract

Due to the data of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, over 70% of persons being in prisons and serving their sentences are drug addicts, and 50% of them are drug users. In the European prisons, the percentage of persons using drugs in the entire prison population is 20-70%, and in the USA 70-80%, in the Australian prisons between 50 and 80% of the convicts in prisons are addicts of psychologically active substances. The results of our survey are pursuant to official statistics data for Serbia, the European countries, USA and Australia, since 80% of our convicts in prisons have misused psychologically active substances during the period of 30 days, the previous period before coming to these institutions. More than a half of our examinees (60%), misuses narcotics and alcohol occasionally or permanently, the alcohol users only 12.7%, and only narcotics 7.3% of the ones, meaning that a treatment of addiction disease should have a significant role in prevention of recidivism.

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Published
2015-12-19
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Plojovic S, Dimitrijevic S, Maksimovic A, Zejnelagic S, Hurem A, Muraspahic M. Misuse of Psychologically Active Substances of Convicts being in Prisons and their Treatment. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2015Dec.19 [cited 2020Nov.29];4(1):172-80. Available from: https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2016.001
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