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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