Driving under the influence (DUI) among patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT): a registry-based national cohort study

In this paper, the authors examined driving under the influence (DUI) convictions among patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) and identified factors associated with convictions during treatment. The study cross-linked treatment data for patients in Norway entering OMT between 1997 and 2003 with national criminal records. The results of the study revealed a decrease in DUI convictions by almost 40% compared to pre-application levels. Among the findings were that males had a higher convention rate per 100 person years and that those patients remaining in continuous treatment had fewer convictions than those in discontinuous treatment. The authors concluded that patients receiving OMT had fewer DUI convictions during treatment compared with pre-treatment levels, and they suggest that factors for convictions included being male and having a previous history of DUI convictions.


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  • Accession Number: 01498960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2013 3:07PM