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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.

IN PRACTICE 2000 PDF file 665Kb
Oiling the wheels

From the south west of England, a frank account what it takes to get treatment services to accept the judgements of their peers and to make this an engine for improvement rather than a source of conflict.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 147Kb
Throughcare fails to build on prison treatment

A UK Home Office report reveals that proactive organisation of post-release treatment following treatment in prison is the exception. Reductions in drug use and crime would probably be greater if the barriers to arranging throughcare could be overcome.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 111Kb
Careful induction prevents overdose deaths among methadone patients

Studies from Australia and Scotland both find that overdose death during methadone maintenance is closely related to continued illegal drug use in the early stages of treatment.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 117Kb
Acupuncture yet to convince

Three trials which treated alcohol or cocaine dependent patients with acupuncture at sites on the ear recommended for addiction or at nearby 'sham' sites failed to demonstrate an advantage for the recommended sites.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 149Kb
Clash of philosophies impedes work with young drug using offenders

Two innovative British projects provide valuable lessons about the problems of integrating drug counsellors in a youth justice setting and how these might be dealt with in order to more effectively tackle youth offending.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 109Kb
Treatment with drug testing promises to cut national burden of drug-related crime

A dramatic fall in offending among offenders retained at pilot drug treatment and testing order schemes supported the decision to implement these orders across England despite widespread failure to complete and inter-professional conflicts.

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 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.


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