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Programs for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction in Canada

Last updated: September 6, 2019
Project Number: ES0335-000
Product Line: Environmental Scans
Research Type: Device
Result type: Report

CADTH undertook an Environmental Scan to understand the current context surrounding opioid addiction programs, including both opioid agonist therapies and other non-pharmacological programming, and care setting transitions across Canada.

The key objectives of this Environmental Scan were to:

  • describe the opioid addiction treatment programs that are currently available for use in Canada and internationally
  • identify the recommended wait times for opioid addiction treatment programs in Canada
  • summarize the factors influencing wait times for opioid addiction treatment programs in Canada
  • identify the patient characteristics or prioritization criteria in use for determining entry into opioid addiction treatment programs in Canada
  • describe current practice as it relates to supporting patients receiving opioid agonist therapy through care setting transitions.