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PhD candidate Anne Opsal and colleges, among others from SERAF, have recently published the study "Substance abuse in patients admitted voluntarily and involuntarily to acute psychiatric wards: a national cross-sectional study" in the journal Norsk Epidemiologi.
This study examined patient perception of 12-step fellowships (e.g., Narcotics Anonymous, NA) and the intent to participate in TSGs after receiving detoxification treatment.
Heroin users are found to have high levels of criminal activity, especially related to income-generating crime. On this background we wanted to investigate changes in criminal involvement among patients in opioid maintenance treatment, prior to, during and after treatment.
In this study we investigated frequency and types of criminal convictions among a national sample of heroin users during a 3-year period prior to Opioid Maintenance Treatment (OMT).