Prohibition of take-home dosages : negatives consequences on methadone maintenance treatment.
Patients on methadone maintenance were forewarned that a law prohibiting take-home dosages was to be enforced within 6 months.
At the end of the 6-month period preceding the enforcement of the law the effect of the anticipated suppression of the take-home privilege was studied on a cohort of 211 methadone-maintained patients on take-home dosages.
The outcome of the treatment of these patients was compared to that of a control group of 220 patients at the end of a 6-month period prior to the announcement of the new law.
The outcome of the study suggests that the restrictive regulation is counterproductive for retaining patients in treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Opiacés, Diamorphine, Traitement, Sevrage toxique, Chimiothérapie, Méthadone, Analgésique narcotique, Programme thérapeutique, Soin, A domicile, Législation, Réglementation, Italie, Europe, Efficacité traitement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Opiates, Heroin, Treatment, Poison withdrawal, Chemotherapy, Narcotic analgesic, Therapeutic schedule, Care, At home, Legislation, Regulation, Italy, Europe, Treatment efficiency, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0325053
Code Inist : 002B18I15. Création : 10/04/1997.