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REVIEW 2000 PDF file 2709Kb
Overdosing on opiates part I: causes
The most thorough review to date of the greatest risk posed by illegal drug use in Britain. An international team of authors analyses the causes and finds they go way beyond just taking too much. Includes in the “The Swedish experience” on p. 6 of PDF early studies which established methadone’s lifesaving potential.
STUDY 1999 PDF file 217Kb
Major national treatment study suggests British drug services deliver net cost savings
Influential results from the national English drug treatment evaluation included a cut in the crime rate to a third of pre-treatment levels, leading to an estimate that every extra £1 spent on treatment saved over £3 in the costs of crime alone.
STUDY 1999 PDF file 182Kb
Heroin prescribing can help methadone's failures
Studies in UK and Switzerland show that many opiate-dependent patients failed by oral methadone, or seeking treatment but unwilling to give up heroin, do better if prescribed heroin in terms of crime, illicit opiate use and psychological wellbeing.
STUDY 1999 PDF file 1044Kb
NTORS: the most crucial test yet for addiction treatment in Britain
FINDINGS analysis of the influential national English drug treatment evaluation study questions the key estimate that every extra £1 spent on treatment saved over £3 in the costs of crime alone.
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