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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.

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