Project

Exploring The Potential Of Long-Acting Buprenorphine In People Who Use Drugs And Are Homeless

Funded by Camurus AB.

Collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

Aim: To explore the views of people who are homeless and dependent on opioids (prescribed or illicit) on the pros and cons of the range of drug delivery options including a long acting depot injection, methadone liquid, sublingual buprenorphine. Specific objectives would be to: • Explain and discuss the concept of long acting depot buprenorphine with participants; • Explore experiences of current or previous opiate replacement products such as oral methadone and sublingual buprenorphine; • Identify the potential benefits and negative effects of a long acting product compared to other treatments from the perspective of the potential patient • Prepare a detailed report of findings and an accompanying short briefing document that highlights key issues; • Prepare and submit a manuscript for publication describing the findings.

Total award value £37,658.00

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Professor Catriona Matheson
Professor Catriona Matheson

Professor in Substance Use, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Rebecca Foster
Dr Rebecca Foster

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Mrs Tania Browne
Mrs Tania Browne

Research Assistant, Faculty of Social Sciences

Mr Joe Schofield
Mr Joe Schofield

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Mr Joe Schofield
Mr Joe Schofield

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

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