Background The National Treatment Outcome Research Study (NTORS) is the first large-scale, prospective, multi-site treatment outcome study ofdrug users in the UK.
Method Substance use, health and social problems of 1075 service users were assessed at intake to 54 agencies chosen to be representative ofthe main national drug treatment modalities.
Results Heroin dependence was the most frequently reported problem often with poly-drug and alcohol problems.
Most service users injected drugs and a quarter ofthe injectors shared injecting equipment.
Poly-drug use and heavy drinking were more common among service users admitted to residential treatments.
High criminality rates were reported.
Psychological and physical health problems were common and many service users had prior contact with psychiatric and medical services.
Conclusions The range and severity of problems adversely affect individual users, their families, and present a challenge to addiction treatment services.
These problems create costs for the health care, social service and criminal justice system responses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Besoin utilisateur, Service santé, Santé mentale, Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : User need, Health service, Mental health, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0424623
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 25/01/1999.