Heroin-assisted treatment: has a controversial treatment come of age?

Farrell, Michael and Hall, Wayne (2015) Heroin-assisted treatment: has a controversial treatment come of age?. British Journal of Psychiatry, 207 1: 3-4. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.114.160986

Author Farrell, Michael
Hall, Wayne
Title Heroin-assisted treatment: has a controversial treatment come of age?
Journal name British Journal of Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-1250
Publication date 2015-07-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.160986
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 207
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 4
Total pages 2
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal College of Psychiatrists
Language eng
Abstract This editorial considers the findings of the systematic review of heroin-assisted treatment, with six different studies from six different countries, published in this issue. The meta-analysis focuses on supervised injected heroin and reports significant crime reduction and an overall cost-effectiveness of treatment. Despite this body of evidence, policy makers remain reluctant to develop this treatment further. The question remains, what else is required to convince policy makers of the value of such treatment for severe and refractory heroin dependence?
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Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Editorial
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Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research Publications
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