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Table 1 Study specialist participants

From: An approach to heroin use disorder intervention within the South African context: A content analysis study

Specialist Profession Years/Country of Specialisation Organisation Long-term voluntarily abstinent
1 Director of an established South African rehabilitation centre. 15 years. South Africa and the United Kingdom NAADAC counsellor Yes, dependent for 12 years, currently 15 years heroin abstinent
2 Psychiatrist Over 25 years. Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, the SADC region, Western and Central Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and South Africa University - Head of Psychiatry Department, Central Drug Authority, South African Medical Research Council No
3 Executive Director 18 years. South Africa and United Kingdom Organisation that specialists in substance use disorder research, advocacy and policy formulation for South African state departments Yes, 6 years dependent on heroin, currently 32 years heroin abstinent
4 Social Worker 16 years. South Africa Gauteng Department of Social Development,
NA/NARANON
No
5 Social Worker 10 years. South Africa and United Kingdom State Hospital in South Africa, methadone out-patient facility in United Kingdom No
6 Lay 18 years. South Africa Tough Love South Africa - serves on a prominent national level No
7 Medial Nurse 19 years. South Africa South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) No
8 Medical Nurse 14 years. South Africa South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) No
9 General Practitioner 8 years. South Africa Psychiatric hospital - buprenorphine maintenance regimes specialisation No
10 Clinical Psychologist/Anthropologist 15 years. South Africa Psychiatric hospital, private practice No