Use of non-prescribed methadone and other illicit drugs during methadone maintenance treatment

BEST, David, HARRIS, J., GOSSOP, M., FARRELL, M., FINCH, E., NOBLE, A. and STRANG, J. (2000). Use of non-prescribed methadone and other illicit drugs during methadone maintenance treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review, 19 (1), 9-16.

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Abstract

Patterns of illicit and non-prescribed drug use among a cohort of 100 patients in methadone maintenance treatment were tracked over a 6-month period. While there were no statistically significant changes in alcohol or heroin use, there were significant increases in the frequency of crack cocaine and cannabis use. Use of non-prescribed methadone had also increased. Twenty-one percent reported non-prescribed methadone use at follow-up who had not done so at the first interview, with increases also in the mean quantities used. Non-prescribed methadone use at the second interview was strongly associated with the amounts of both methadone and diazepam prescribed at each of the data collecting points.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Law and Criminology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1080/09595230096093
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 09:44
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 15:51
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9209

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