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Figure HSR-1. Opioid substitution treatment clients as a percentage of the estimated number of problem opioid users, 2009 or most recent year available


The graphic shows the estimated or reported number of opioid substitution clients as a proportion of the number of problem opioid users, estimated by various methods, in each country with available data.

The horizontal symbol indicates a point estimate, and the vertical bar indicates an uncertainty interval.

Based on countries' estimates of problem opiate use (POU), estimates or estimates of problem drug use and injecting drug use, where case definitions in the country's estimates correspond to POU.

See the data on number of clients in substitution treatment in Table HSR-3 part (i).

The problem opioid use estimates can be found in Table PDU-1 part (iii) and Figure PDU-1.

See also 'General notes for interpreting data' on the Explanatory notes and help page.


Reitox Focal Points Network.

Reitox National Reports, 2010.

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