Fortnightly Review: Methadone maintenance treatment in opiate dependence: a review

Farrell, M., Ward, J., Mattick, R., Hall, W. D., Stimson, G. V., Jarlais, D. D., Gossop, M. and Strang, J. (1994) Fortnightly Review: Methadone maintenance treatment in opiate dependence: a review. BMJ, 309 6960: 997-1001. doi:10.1136/bmj.309.6960.997

Author Farrell, M.
Ward, J.
Mattick, R.
Hall, W. D.
Stimson, G. V.
Jarlais, D. D.
Gossop, M.
Strang, J.
Title Fortnightly Review: Methadone maintenance treatment in opiate dependence: a review
Journal name BMJ   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-8146
Publication date 1994-10-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/bmj.309.6960.997
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 309
Issue 6960
Start page 997
End page 1001
Total pages 5
Place of publication London
Publisher British Medical Association
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital, London SE5 8AF National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2033 Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour, London SW7 1RQ Beth Israel Medical Centre, New York, NY 10003, USA Correspondence to: Dr Farrell. This paper examines the changes and advances in research and clinical practice and examines the role of treatment structure and programme characteristics in the delivery of methadone maintenance. Methadone prescribing has become much more available over the past decade, both in countries with a history of its use, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, and in countries around the world which previously had not endorsed substitute prescribing.1 There is a need to examine closely the framework in which this treatment is delivered to ensure that the modes of delivery most effective from both cost and benefit perspectives are utilised. This review focuses entirely on methadone maintenance because this is the most extensively evaluated and most used treatment, with about a quarter of a million drug misusers receiving methadone treatment globally. A small number of experimental diamorphine and buprenorphine substitute programmes are . . . [Full text of this article]
Keyword Intravenous-drug-users
human immunodeficiency virus
risk-taking behavior
national survey
opioid dependence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Collection: School of Public Health Publications
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