World Wide Number of Patients Participating in Opiate Substitution Therapies (OST)*

© Ralf Gerlach, INDRO e.V. Münster, Germany, February 2009
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Country


Total Number of OST Patients
(including methadone, buprenorphine, codeine, morphine, diamorphine)


Albania 120 (January 2006)
Andorra ? ? ?

Australia

38,000 (2008)

Austria c. 2,500 (2005)

Belgium

c. 1,800 (2003)

Bosnia-Herzegovina ? ? ?
Bulgaria c. 400 (2004)
Canada 12,000 (1999)
China (People's Republic) 440,000 ? (January 2009)
Croatia 3,000 – 4,000 (January 2000)
Czech Republic 1,772 (2003)

Denmark

c. 5,000 (2003)

Estonia

c. 70 (2003)

Finland

c. 100 (2001)

France

16,000 (2003)

Germany 72,200 (July 1, 2008)
Great Britain (United Kingdom) c. 100,000 (2004)

Greece

c. 2,000 (2004)

Hungary 750 (2003)
Iran c. 3,000 (2005)
Indonesia ???

Ireland

8,243 (2003)

Israel

2,500 (as of December 31,  2005)

Italy

c. 80,000 (2003)

Kyrgyzstan ? ? ?
Latvia 90 (January 2000)
Liechtenstein ? ? ?

Lithuania

332 (2003)

Luxembourg

143 (2003)

Macedonia 400 (as of January 18, 2000)
Malaysia c. 1,000 (2005)
Maldives 10 (2008)
Malta 698 (2003)
Mexico ? ? ?
Moldova ???

Nepal

c. 120  (2004)

Netherlands 13,505 (2003)

New Zealand

3,000 - 3,500 (Januar  2000)

Norway

3,000 (end of 2004)

Poland 1,615 (2003)

Portugal

c. 12,000 (2003)

Romania 400 (2003)
San Marino ? ? ?
Serbia and Montenegro ? ? ?
Slovakia ? ? ?
Slovenia 1,909  (2003)
South Africa ???
Spain 88,748 (2003)

Sweden

1,018  (October 2005)

Switzerland

20,000 (2005)

Thailand ? ? ?

United States

179,329 (as of December 31, 1998)


Total number:


Minimum: ? - Maximum: ?

*Sources: Qualified country key informants, official surveys/reports published in several countries.


©
Ralf Gerlach, INDRO e.V. Münster, Germany, February 2009
Reproductions of this table not allowed unless the original source is given.

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