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 £48,836.00

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Professor Catriona Matheson
Professor Catriona Matheson

Professor in Substance Use, Faculty of Social Sciences

Mr Joe Schofield
Mr Joe Schofield

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences


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