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ADOM report - Opioid substitution treatment OST

Opioid substitution treatment (OST) is well evidenced as a long-term treatment approach to reduce substance-related harm and improve the quality of life and wellbeing for tāngata whai ora with opioid use disorder.

This report uses Alcohol and other Drug Outcome Measure (ADOM) data from tāngata whai ora receiving OST in addiction services over a 3 year period from April 2018 to March 2021 and compares it with data for tāngata whai ora not receiving OST. Due to the importance of differentiating treatment starts and treatment reviews, the report is structured by focusing on each of these reasons for collection.

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