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Psychiatric comorbidity, red flag behaviors, and associated outcomes among office-based buprenorphine patients following Hurricane Sandy

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This paper describes a survey of nearly 90 patients in a program in New York City for treatment of dependence on opioids (e.g., heroin, OxyContin, Percocet) when Hurricane Sandy struck the area.
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Factors linked to increased use or relapse after the hurricane included less time in treatment and experience of storm-related losses, including disruption of buprenorphine supply. [Authors: Williams, A. R., Tofighi, B., Rotrosen, J., Lee, J. D., and Grossman, E.]

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Journal of Urban Health