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Published Aug. 13, 2019 3:14 PM

The effect of opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) on overdose mortality varies both between and within countries. Consequently, treatment programs need to be evaluated in different treatment settings and over time within settings.

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Published Mar. 5, 2019 10:40 AM

Treatment for a substance use disorder can be challenging, whether residential or outpatient. Having a social network that provides emotional and functional support and that specifically supports abstinence can be vital to staying in treatment. 

Published Nov. 21, 2018 11:49 AM

In a recent ambulance study, 1054 non-fatal opioid overdoses in central Oslo were examined to understand if opening hours at a safe injection facility affected these overdoses, and what role the overdose location may have on severity and ambulance transport.  

Published Nov. 2, 2018 9:25 AM

Does being lonely after completing alcohol treatment make you more likely to relapse? This is one of the questions discussed by SERAF researcher Ley Muller and colleagues from the University of Southern Denmark in a new qualitative paper published in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.

Published Sep. 18, 2018 9:39 AM

In a new article published in Addiction, researchers from SERAF and FHI examined possession and use of naloxone following the implementation of a large-scale naloxone distribution program.

Published Feb. 9, 2017 12:32 PM

As part of the National Overdose Strategy, researchers at SERAF have developed and implemented a multi-site naloxone distribution program. There were over 2,000 naloxone nasal sprays distributed in the project’s first year and a half, with the majority of those reaching people known to be at risk of overdosing.

Published June 15, 2016 11:30 AM

In the third article published in the NorComt study - the Norwegian cohort of patients in opioid maintenance and other drug treatment (OMT) - we administered a newly created quality of life instrument (QOL10) to a subset of patients, one year after they began outpatient OMT or inpatient treatment.