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STUDY 2000 PDF file 144Kb
Methadone's failures respond to heroin
A large-scale trial in Switzerland suggests that despite failures with other treatments, many long-term heroin addicts respond well to a treatment based on injectable heroin.
STUDY 1999 PDF file 255Kb
Methadone treatment cost-effective life saver
Three studies which show that getting in to and staying in methadone treatment cost-effectively saves the lives of heroin addicts. Conversely, being denied treatment or discharged for rule-breaking costs lives.
STUDY 1999 PDF file 178Kb
Some counselling maximises methadone cost-effectiveness
Suggests that increasing availability of counselling modestly (to three times a week, uptake in practice under one a week) buys more abstinence per dollar than offering daily access plus other services.
STUDY 1999 PDF file 175Kb
US study establishes optimal durations for drug detoxification and rehabilitation
A new computerised network which tracked clients across the Boston treatment system revealed cut-off points beyond which greater retention in residential or outpatient treatment was not associated with higher rates of treatment completion.
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