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Ongoing surveillance of the diversion and injection of the medications used in opioid substitution treatment

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Minimising the extent of diversion and injection of the pharmaceutical opioids used in opioid substitution treatment (OST) reduces harms to the individual (such as dependence, injection-related injuries and diseases, and overdose) and protects the integrity of the OST program.

Project Status: 
Completed

The value of providing health interventions for heroin use: a cost benefit analysis

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Heroin use and associated harms can be reduced through effective treatment. Past research has shown that treatment for heroin dependence can be relatively cost-effective, but not whether heroin treatment overall is a good investment.

Project Status: 
Completed

Patient motivations, perceptions and experiences of opioid substitution treatment in prison

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There has been limited examination of how prisoners view and experience opioid substitution treatment (OST). This project aims to describe OST within NSW correctional centres and patient experiences of being in OST while in prison. 

Project Status: 
Completed