Managing kratom dependency with Buprenorphine during covid-19: A case report

Authors: Rosalind Gittins & Samantha Cole Published: July 19, 2021 This paper describes a case report where buprenorphine was successfully used for the management of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) dependency during the Covid-19 pandemic in a specialist community substance misuse treatment service. The individual had a notable iatrogenic dependency on oral over the counter and prescribed  …

Multi Criteria Decision Analysis for Evaluating Government Policy Responses to Heroin Use

Authors: Steve Rolles, Anne Katrin Schlag, Fiona Measham, Lawrence Phillips, David Nutt, Daniel Bergsvik, Ole Rogeberg Published: February 25, 2021 This Drug Science research was published in the International Journal of Drug Policy. A further write-up was featured in the Academic Times. Globally, non-medical heroin use is generating significant public health and social harms, and  …

Health-related and legal interventions: A comparison of allegedly delinquent and convicted opioid addicts in Austria

In Austria, judges can offer quasi-compulsory treatment options (in- and outpatient settings) as an alternative to imprisonment for drug-related delinquencies. A standard assessment of medical, psychological and legal data on the implementation of health-related and legal interventions in Austria was applied in 96 opioid-dependent individuals (10.4% female) undergoing quasi-compulsory treatment, receiving health-related measures. Additional data  …