03. October 2019  |  News

Social situation of the OAT patient collective of Arud

The cantonal substitution statistics provide information on the social situation of patients undergoing opioid agonist therapy (OAT).

In 2018, more than a third of the 673 Arud patients [520 men (77%), 153 women (23%)] included in ongoing OAT (excl. heroin-assisted treatment) had private accommodation, work and their own income. This can be interpreted as a good social situation.

In addition:

  • There are no significant differences between the sexes.
  • The social situation is slightly negatively related to age.
  • The duration of the ongoing OAT has no influence on the social situation.