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Open Access / OK to Reproduce
The study sought to identify indicators of success in primary care–based medication for OUD (MOUD) treatment from the perspectives of patients with OUD and the physicians who treat them.
Success was found to be much wider than just retention in treatment. Seven themes of success emerged: (1) staying sober; (2) tapering off buprenorphine; (3) taking steps to improve physical and mental health; (4) improved psychological well-being; (5) improved relationships; (6) improved role functioning; and (7) decreased stigma and shame.
Semi-structured qualitative interviews (n=18 patients + n=14 physicians)