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How can opioid substitution therapy be optimised to maximise recovery outcomes for service users?

The second and concluding report on opioid substitution therapy from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).

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How can opioid substitution therapy (and drug treatment and recovery systems) be optimised to maximise recovery outcomes for service users?

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The Inter-ministerial Group on Drugs posed questions to the ACMD Recovery Committee following on-going concerns about the perceived limited progress of heroin users in opioid substitution therapy towards achieving recovery outcomes - especially overcoming dependence on opioids.

This report addresses the question: how can opioid substitution therapy (and drug treatment and recovery systems) be optimised to maximise outcomes for service users?

The first report on opioid substitution therapy from ACMD is ‘Time limiting opioid substitution therapy’

Published 23 October 2015