Läckagets konsekvenser: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om illegalt bruk av buprenorfin
Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Title: Consequences of diversion – a qualitative interview study regarding illicit
In year 1999 buprenorphine was introduced in Sweden and is used in treatment for opioid
dependence. An issue concerning substitution treatment programmes is the occurrence of
diversion and the following illegal sails of buprenorphine on a black market. The aim of this
study was to explore how people who have used illicitly obtained buprenorphine describes
such abuse. The study was conducted using qualitative method, where a total of five
individuals were interviewed about past experiences of having used illicitly acquired
buprenorphine. The findings indicate that polydrug use and intake by injection or through the
nose are common amongst illicit users of buprenorphine. Buprenorphine was described as a
possible substance of abuse. Moreover, it is discussed whether availability and attitudes
concerning buprenorphine as a cleaner and/or safer substance than other drugs can contribute
to increased abuse of opiates through buprenorphine amongst drug users who have not
previously been in contact with opiates. The authors argue that further research is needed to
explore the extent of diversion from domestic substitution treatment programs, and to widen
the understanding of how buprenorphine function as a drug of abuse.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 55 p.
Subutex, Buprenorfin, substitutionspreparat, läckage, missbruk, beroende, illegalt bruk, svart marknad, opiat*.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-100028DiVA: diva2:690555
von Greiff, Ninive