Heroin maintenance: an assessment of its potential role in the rehabilitation of chronic heroin abusers

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Abstract

Might the legal, supervised administration of heroin be an effective approach to rehabilitating the chronic abuser of opioid drugs? The potential benefits and liabilities of the approach are extrapolated from experiences provided by the prototypic British System and the more recent methadone maintenance approach. The function that heroin maintenance might serve relative to other addiction treatment 'modalities' is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-106
Number of pages12
JournalDrug Forum
Volume4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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