Working closely with Heritage Health Solutions has given us valuable insight into managing medical and pharmacy claims for the Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of Corrections. Using that insight, we created a solution for comprehensive stress, suicide, and addiction support to combat high rates of recidivism and overdoses for inmates.
The New England Journal of Medicine found that former prisoners are 129X more likely to die of an overdose within two weeks of their release than the public. According to Addiction Science & Clinical Practices, former inmates return to drug use due to poor social support, medical problems, and inadequate financial resources to support reintegration into the community. All of this leads to overdose deaths and re-incarceration.
The Youturn Health Re-entry Program is an online all-in-one solution that helps jails and prisons reduce substance abuse. Addressing these issues during incarceration and post-release helps combat recidivism rates. Our approach is founded on clinical theory and proven methods like motivational interviewing, harm reduction principles, and family system theories. Our comprehensive program includes an extensive video education library. Peer coaches understand that the transition into society can be challenging and overwhelming for patients and their families. Hence, family coaching and support are crucial components of the Youturn Health Re-entry Program. NAADAC-credentialed, Assertive Community Engagement (ACE) coaches build accountability by keeping patients engaged in their care. Peer coaches learn their behavioral patterns, so they know how to re-engage and support patients when they veer off course.
Former prisoners are 129X more likely to die of an overdose within two weeks of their release than the public
65% of inmates suffer from Substance Use Disorder (NIH)
Former inmates return to drug use due to poor social support, medical problems, and inadequate financial resources, all of which lead to overdose deaths and re-incarceration