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Comiskey, Catherine and Stapleton, Robert (2010) Treatment pathways and longitudinal outcomes for opiate users: Implications for treatment policy and planning. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 17 , (6) , pp. 707-717. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687630903150246.

The aim is to model treatment pathways and outcomes of opiate users at intake and at 1- and 3-year follow-up and to assess the implications of these for treatment policy. Opiate users entering a new treatment episode were recruited.

Analysis revealed that there were no differences between the three outcome groups at intake. Those who were not in treatment and using at 3-years had displayed little improvement at 1-year and those who were not in treatment and not using at 3-years had displayed improvements in physical and mental health outcomes at 1-year.


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