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.
- 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.