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Buprenorphine misuse among heroin and amphetamine users in malmo, Sweden: Purpose of misuse and route of administration

Håkansson, Anders C LU ; Medvedeo, A; Andersson, M and Berglund, Mats LU (2007) In European Addiction Research 13(4). p.207-215
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... (More)
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). (Less)
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snorting, buprenorphine misuse, intravenous injection
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European Addiction Research
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13
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4
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207 - 215
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Karger
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1421-9891
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10.1159/000104883
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English
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  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 &lt; 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 &lt; 0.05), and less common among patients reporting euphoria seeking (20 vs. 46%, p &lt; 0.05).},
  author       = {Håkansson, Anders C and Medvedeo, A and Andersson, M and Berglund, Mats},
  issn         = {1421-9891},
  keyword      = {snorting,buprenorphine misuse,intravenous injection},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {207--215},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {European Addiction Research},
  title        = {Buprenorphine misuse among heroin and amphetamine users in malmo, Sweden: Purpose of misuse and route of administration},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000104883},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2007},
}