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This study investigated the health status of a representative sample of clients (35 Maori, 72 non-Maori) receiving methadone maintenance treatment in New Zealand, using the SF-36 health survey. The publication of New Zealand norms in 1999 enabled comparisons of the health of the Methadone Treatment Programme study participants with that of the New Zealand(More)
There is an increasing emphasis on taking account of the diversity of social, psychological, and cultural factors in the assessment and treatment of alcohol and drug-use-related problems. In New Zealand the increasing use of customary Maori values, beliefs, and practices in the treatment of Maori with alcohol and drug-use-related problems has also been(More)
AIMS To document key clinical characteristics of a group of Maori being treated for alcohol and drug problems; compare the characteristics of Maori accessing dedicated Maori alcohol and drug treatment services with Maori accessing non-dedicated services; and investigate these clinical characteristics in relation to patient satisfaction. METHODS A sample(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol consumption is a major cause of mortality and morbidity globally. In response to strong calls from the public for alcohol law reform, the New Zealand Government recently reduced the blood alcohol limit for driving and introduced the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act which aim to (1) improve community input into local decision-making on(More)
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