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Table 2 Post-release illicit substance use for 751 participants who received medical care following release from prison

From: Illicit substance use after release from prison among formerly incarcerated primary care patients: a cross-sectional study

Illicit substance use Never* N (%) No use since release* N (%) Use post-release* N (%)
Cannabis (N = 744) 155 (21) 503 (68) 86 (12)
Cocaine (N = 746) 325 (44) 391 (52) 30 (4)
Heroin/Opioids (N = 740) 445 (60) 263 (36) 32 (4)
Amphetamine (N = 740) 547 (74) 184 (25) 9 (1)
Hallucinogens (N = 742) 581 (78) 157 (21) 4 (1)
MDMA (N = 625) 546 (87) 78 (12) 1
Illicit prescriptions (N = 715) 538 (75) 154 (22) 23 (3)
Any illicit drug Use (N = 751) 91 (12) 526 (70) 134 (18)
  1. *Percentages are of participants who reported any substance use status for each separate substance