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Table 2 Main category, categories and subcategories identified from interviews with clients on the opioid maintenance treatment programme

From: Opioid dependency rehabilitation with the opioid maintenance treatment programme - a qualitative study from the clients’ perspective

Main category

‘A better life – if you follow the rules of the game’


To get your life back

The asymmetrical power balance

OMT as demotivator

A feeling of infringement


A feeling of freedom

Lack of co-determination in OMT

Unsatisfactory follow-up


To build trust

Fear of punishment

Suspicion never stops

Not being believed

Improved quality of life

Differences between OMT districts

The negative focus