"Should I stay or should I go?" Coming off methadone and buprenorphine treatment.

@article{Winstock2011ShouldIS,
  title={"Should I stay or should I go?" Coming off methadone and buprenorphine treatment.},
  author={Adam R. Winstock and Nicholas Lintzeris and Toby Lea},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={77-81}
}
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate patient perspectives regarding coming off maintenance opioid substitution treatment (OST). The study explored previous experiences, current interest and concerns about stopping treatment, and perceptions of how and when coming off treatment should be supported. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was used. Participants were 145 patients receiving OST at public opioid treatment clinics in Sydney, Australia. RESULTS Sixty-two percent reported high… CONTINUE READING