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Buprenorphine Misuse among Heroin and Amphetamine Users in Malmo, Sweden: Purpose of Misuse and Route of Administration

Hakansson A.a · Medvedeo A.a · Andersson M.b · Berglund M.a

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aDepartment of Clinical Alcohol Research, Lund University, Lund, and bDepartment of Infectious Diseases, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden

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Eur Addict Res 2007;13:207–215

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Research Report

Received: April 19, 2006
Accepted: February 10, 2006
Published online: September 14, 2007
Issue release date: September 2007

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/EAR

Abstract

Buprenorphine misuse by injecting drug users was assessed in a survey of 350 needle exchangers, either amphetamine (57%) or heroin users (42%). 89% of heroin users and 24% of amphetamine users reported using buprenorphine at some time during the previous year. Most users reported illicit acquisition. Among illicit users, 87% of heroin users reported intake for withdrawal treatment or self-detoxification, and 11% for euphoria. Euphoria seeking was more common among amphetamine users (62%, p < 0.001). Intravenous misuse was reported by 43% of illicit users, and snorting by 29%. Sole sublingual intake was more common among heroin users than among amphetamine users (46 vs. 20%, p < 0.05), and less common among patients reporting euphoria seeking (20 vs. 46%, p < 0.05).

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Research Report

Received: April 19, 2006
Accepted: February 10, 2006
Published online: September 14, 2007
Issue release date: September 2007

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/EAR


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