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Self-perceived problem with alcohol use among opioid substitution treatment clients

Islam, Md Mofizul; Day, Carolyn; Conigrave, Katherine; Topp, Libby

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Background and aim: Excessive alcohol use increases mortality and morbidity among opioid substitution therapy (OST) clients. Regular attendance for OST dosing presents key opportunities for screening and treatment. However, individuals' perception of their alcohol consumption as problematic or otherwise may impact their willingness to change. This study examines patterns of alcohol consumption among OST clients, perceptions of their own use and correlates of excess consumption. Methods:...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80454
Source: Addictive Behaviors
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.12.001

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