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OMT patients who use needle exhange services - Do they still benefit from treatment?. Linn Gjersing & Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen. Opioid maintenance treatment. Administration of opioids Effective Improve somatic health Reduce Opioid use Mortality risk Criminal activity. Objectives.

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Omt patients who use needle exhange services do they still benefit from treatment

OMT patients who use needle exhange services-Do they still benefit from treatment?

Linn Gjersing & Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen


Opioid maintenance treatment
Opioid maintenancetreatment

  • Administrationofopioids

    • Effective

      • Improvesomatichealth

      • Reduce

        • Opioiduse

        • Mortality risk

        • Criminalactivity


Objectives
Objectives

  • OMT ptswhocontinue drug use

    • Benefit from treatment?

      • Differ from other opioid users?

        • Previous OMT pts

        • Never in OMT?


Methods
Methods

  • Cross-sectionalstudy (2002-2011)

  • Needle-exchange program

  • Interviews


Description of sample
Descriptionofsample

  • N=1,827

    • 1,102 Never in OMT

      • 34.6 yrs

    • 358 Current OMT pts

      • 37.4 yrs

    • 367 Previous OMT pts

      • 37.6 yrs

  • 1/3 women

70% methadone

30% subutex/subuxone




Total injections per month 2002 2011 n 1795
Total injections per month2002-2011 n=1795

*Linear regressionanalysis


Illegal activites
Illegal activites


Theft 2002 2011 n 1795
Theft2002-2011 n=1795

*Logisticregressionanalysis



Overdose previous month 2002 2011 n 1795
Overdose previousmonth2002-2011 n=1795

*Logisticregressionanalysis


Overdose previous month 2006 2011 n 930
Overdose previousmonth2006-2011 n=930

*Logisticregressionanalysis


Summary
Summary

  • OMT pts

    • Higherproportionwithlong-termaccomodation

    • Less

      • Homeless

      • Heroin and amphetamine

      • Injections

      • Illegal activites

      • Overdoses previousmonth

  • Methadone

    • Less overdoses

  • OMT ptswhocontinue to use drugs and inject still benefit from treatment


Omt patients who use needle exhange services do they still benefit from treatment

Thankyou!

Kontakt: lg@sirus.no