Outcome after methadone treatment: influence of prior treatment factors and current treatment status

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Abstract

Post-treatment follow-up assessments were conducted on patients from a clinical trial examining the efficacy of different doses of methadone. The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) was administered at treatment entry and ten weeks after the six-month program. Patients were improved in drug and alcohol use, and in areas of pro-social behaviors, at the time of follow-up. Improvements were not related to in-treatment variables, but were related to resumption of treatment during the follow-up interval. These results demonstrate improvement persists after methadone treatment, and further improvement can be achieved by resumption of further treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalDrug and alcohol dependence
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1994

Keywords

  • Addiction Severity Index
  • Drug abuse treatment
  • Follow-up assessments
  • Methadone treatment
  • Opioid dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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