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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10143/301781
Title:
Is opioid substitution treatment beneficial if injecting behaviour continues?
Authors:
Gjersing, Linn; Bretteville-Jensen, Anne Line
Citation:
Is opioid substitution treatment beneficial if injecting behaviour continues? 2013: Drug Alcohol Depend

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dc.contributor.authorGjersing, Linnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBretteville-Jensen, Anne Lineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-18T08:22:33Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-18T08:22:33Z-
dc.date.issued2013-06-15-
dc.identifier.citationIs opioid substitution treatment beneficial if injecting behaviour continues? 2013: Drug Alcohol Dependen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1879-0046-
dc.identifier.pmid23773951-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.05.022-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/301781-
dc.description.abstractOpioid substitution treatment (OST) is recognised as an effective treatment for opioid dependence. Still, a subgroup of OST users continues to inject drugs. This study examines health risks and criminal activity in a population of needle exchange programme (NEP) participants by comparing those identified as current OST users to (i) those identified as former OST users and (ii) those with no OST experience.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis was a semi-annual cross-sectional study conducted from 2002 to 2011. NEP participants were interviewed in Oslo, Norway (n=1760); 341 were identified as current OST users, 356 as former OST users and 1063 had no OST experience. The associations between OST status and health risk and criminal activity were assessed through univariate and multiple logistic regression analyses.en_GB
dc.description.abstractAmong NEP participants, those currently in OST had fewer non-fatal overdoses (OR=0.5 [95% CI 0.3, 0.9]) compared to former OST users and those never in OST. Additionally, they were less likely to have injected frequently (OR=0.4 [95% CI 0.3, 06]), to have used heroin daily or almost daily (OR=0.3 [95% CI 0.2, 0.4]), and to have committed theft (OR=0.6 [95% CI 0.4, 1.0]) and engaged in drug dealing (OR=0.7 [95% CI 0.5, 0.9]) in the past month. Overall, there was a high level of polysubstance use and no group differences on this measure.en_GB
dc.description.abstractNEP participants who are currently in OST have substantially reduced health risks and criminal activity than other NEP participants. The high level of polysubstance use nevertheless poses a public health challenge.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Drug and alcohol dependenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshOpioid-Related Disordersen_GB
dc.subject.meshOpiate Substitution Treatmenten_GB
dc.subject.meshMethadoneen_GB
dc.subject.meshSubstance Abuse, Intravenousen_GB
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_GB
dc.titleIs opioid substitution treatment beneficial if injecting behaviour continues?-
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentNorwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS), PB 565 Sentrum, 0105 Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: lg@sirus.no.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalDrug and alcohol dependenceen_GB
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