Patients receiving buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) experience a roughly 50% reduction in mortality risk relative to those not receiving medication. Longer periods of treatment are also associated with improved clinical outcomes. Despite this, patients often express desires to discontinue treatment and some view taper as treatment success. Little is known about the beliefs and medication perspectives of patients engaged in long-term buprenorphine treatment that may underlie motivations to discontinue.
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Wyse, J. J., Lovejoy, T. I., Gordon, A. J., Mackey, K., Herreid-O’Neill, A., & Morasco, B. J. (2023). “I’m Clean and Sober, But Not Necessarily Free”: Perceptions of Buprenorphine Among Patients in Long-Term Treatment. Substance Abuse, 44(1), 41–50.