The prevalence and correlates of buprenorphine inhalation amongst opioid substitution treatment (OST) clients in Australia

Conclusions: Our data indicates that the inhalation of buprenorphine has occurred in a significant minority of Australian OST clients. The motivations, contexts and potential health consequences of buprenorphine use by these atypical routes of administration, particularly in a correctional setting, warrant further exploration. (Source: International Journal of Drug Policy)