Opioid pharmacotherapy treatment program cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
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The Opioid pharmacotherapy treatment (OPT) program cluster defines:
Collection and usage attributes
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OPT is a form of treatment for heroin or opiate dependence using prescribed opioid agonists, which have some properties similar or identical to those of heroin and morphine, including the effect on the brain, which alleviate withdrawal symptoms and block the craving for illicit opiates. The most common form of opioid pharmacotherapy treatment is methadone maintenance treatment. However, buprenorphine is also quite common in some countries (Kastelic et al. 2008).
Respondents are asked:
Responses may include:
Data is collected on the National Prisoner Health Data Collection Prison Discharge form.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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