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Table 3 Prescription of other addictive drugs and psychiatric treatment for patients in the first year after admission into treatment for DUDs

From: Benzodiazepine prescription for patients in treatment for drug use disorders: a nationwide cohort study in Denmark, 2000–2010

  No prescription of benzodiazepines 1 year after admission Prescription of benzodiazepines 1 year after admission in moderate-high doses <584 DDDa Prescription of benzodiazepines 1 year after admission in very high doses ≥584 DDDa p value
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Number of individuals 24498   6528   2177   
Prescription of other drugs 1 year after admission
 Opioid analgesics 1677 6.9 1323 20.3 668 30.7 <0.001
 Opioid maintenance medication (methadone, buprenorphine) 2903 11.9 2271 34.8 1238 56.9 <0.001
 Z-hypnotics 1489 6.1 1444 22.1 334 15.3 <0.001
Psychiatric treatment received in 1 year after admissionb 3791 15.5 1825 28.0 431 19.8 <0.001
  1. Abbreviations: DUDs, drug use disorders; DDD, Defined Daily Dose
  2. aIntake of 1 DDD daily of benzodiazepines in a 1 year period results in a total intake of 365 DDD
  3. bInformation obtained from the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register