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Type of opioid dependence among patients seeking opioid substitution treatment: are there differences in background and severity of problems?

Overview of attention for article published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, July 2016
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Title
Type of opioid dependence among patients seeking opioid substitution treatment: are there differences in background and severity of problems?
Published in
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13011-016-0066-1
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Authors

Bodil Monwell, Per Bülow, Arne Gerdner

Abstract

The study explores differences and similarities in background and problem severity among those seeking Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST), comparing those who primarily had misused "opiates", e.g. heroin, morphine and opium, with those who primarily had misused other opioids. Patients (n = 127) assessed for possible admittance in OST are compared based on the Addiction Severity Index. Two groups based on primary type of opioid misused are compared (opiates vs. other opioids). In the global severity ratings there were no significant differences between the groups other than tautological artefacts concerning heroin. There were few specific differences between the groups. The opiate group more often had Hepatitis C and more often had legal problems related to financing their misuse. Injection of drugs was the main method of administration in both groups, i.e. 90 % for mostly opiates vs. 75 % for mostly other opioids. A great majority in both groups, 96 % vs. 91 %, had misused most other types of drugs. Both groups were found to have severe problems in all areas investigated. The study demonstrates great similarities in problem severity among those seeking OST, both those who primarily had misused opiates and those who primarily had misused other opioids.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 20%
Researcher 8 20%
Student > Master 6 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Other 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 8 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 24%
Psychology 8 20%
Neuroscience 4 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 10 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 August 2016.
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#4,510,422
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Outputs from Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
#269
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#68,355
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#1
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