An estimation of the prevalence of opioid dependence in New Zealand.

  title={An estimation of the prevalence of opioid dependence in New Zealand.},
  author={Simon Justin Adamson and Daryle E. A. Deering and J Doug Sellman and Janie Sheridan and Charles Henderson and Rhonda Robertson and Sheridan Pooley and Samadhi Deva Campbell and Chris Frampton},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  volume={23 1},
BACKGROUND An accurate prevalence estimate for opioid dependence in New Zealand, and hence the extent of unmet treatment need, is lacking. METHODS Opioid users were recruited via snowball sampling, with participants initially recruited from opioid substitution treatment (OST) services and dedicated needle exchanges in Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch. Participants estimated the number of people they knew personally who were receiving OST and who were not receiving OST, but were using… CONTINUE READING
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