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OST and you: A guide to opioid substitution treatment

This resource has been put together by people with experience of opioid substitution treatment. It aims to give clients and their support people access to information that is used by the people who provide opioid substitution treatment. It describes the aims of treatment, the process or stages of treatment, the role of GPs and community pharmacists, and other issues related to OST.

OST and you is a companion document to the New Zealand Practice Guidelines for Opioid Substitution Treatment 2014 (Ministry of Health, 2014).



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