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Hickman, Matthew and Macleod, John and Degenhardt, Louisa (2016) Commentary on Cousins et al. (2016): Accumulating evidence on risk of mortality on and off opioid substitution treatment. Addiction , 111 , (1) , pp. 83-84.


The National Irish cohort study strengthens evidence on the hazards of leaving opioid substitution treatment (OST) and dangers of short duration treatment and provides the first piece of evidence for future syntheses of the effect of supervised consumption on mortality risk in people on OST.

Item Type:Article
Date:January 2016
Page Range:pp. 83-84
Publisher:Wiley
Volume:111
Number:1
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Available)
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Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Methadone
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution) > Methadone maintenance
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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