The Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Patients, Programs, Services and Outcome by John C. Ball, Alan Ross
The Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Patients, Programs, Services and Outcome
Author: John C. Ball, Alan Ross
Title: The Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Patients, Programs, Services and Outcome
ISBN10: 3540974237
ISBN13: 978-3540974239
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K (May 1991)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1445 kb
Size epub: 1799 kb
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Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
An evaluation of methadone maintenance treatment in the United States to date is given in this work. It is based on three years of data collection at drug abuse treatment programmes in New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. The study contains findings for 617 male intravenous addicts interviewed during and after six methadone programmes. The major findings deal with the effectiveness of methadone maintenance in reducing drug use; crime and other deviant behaviour; the effectiveness of some programmes compared to others; the need to improve the quality of care at most programmes; and the establishment of successful procedures and methodologies for evaluating drug abuse treatment programmes.