The influence of poly-drug use patterns on the association between opioid agonist treatment engagement and injecting initiation assistance

Original research
by
Meyers-Pantele, Stephanie A. et al

Release Date

2022

Geography

International

Language of Resource

English

Full Text Available

Yes

Open Access / OK to Reproduce

Yes

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Objective

We investigated the association between OAT engagement and providing injection drug use (IDU) initiation assistance across poly-drug use practices in Vancouver, Canada.

Findings/Key points

When adjusting for age and sex, OAT engagement among those who reported a combination of high-frequency heroin and methamphetamine IDU and low-to-moderate-frequency prescription opioid IDU and methamphetamine non-injection drug use (NIDU) was associated with lower odds of IDU initiation assistance provision.

Design/methods

Data from linked cohorts (n=1218)

Keywords

About PWUD
Outcomes
Illegal drugs
Injecting tablets