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Comiskey, Catherine and Stapleton, Robert (2010) Longitudinal outcomes for treated opiate use and the use of ancillary medical and social services. Substance Use & Misuse , 45 , (4) , pp. 628-641.

Using an extended Maudsley Addiction Profile, 404 opiate users entering treatment across Ireland were interviewed at intake and at 1 year and 3 years between 2003 and 2006.

At 3 years clients were abstinent, in treatment, or relapsed. Analysis of lifetime use of treatment services revealed that greater proportions of those who were drug free at 3 years had counselling in the past. Multiple regression revealed that the number of previous treatment episodes had a significant positive effect on outcomes.

Findings are important during times of financial constraint when treatment providers are under pressure to cut back to core services.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:March 2010
Page Range:pp. 628-641
Volume:45
Number:4
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Available)
Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method > Drugs and alcohol replacement method (substitution) > Methadone maintenance

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