[Abuse of alcohol and benzodiazepine during substitution therapy in heroin addicts: a review of the literature].

@article{Laqueille2009AbuseOA,
  title={[Abuse of alcohol and benzodiazepine during substitution therapy in heroin addicts: a review of the literature].},
  author={Xavier Laqueille and Cyrille Patrice Launay and Alain Dervaux and Mostafa Kanit},
  journal={L'Encephale},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={220-5}
}
INTRODUCTION In spite of its seriousness, dependence on alcohol and benzodiazepines during substitution treatment are poorly documented. Its frequency is nonetheless significant. According to studies, between one and two thirds of patients are affected. This consumption is under verbalized by patients and underestimated by carers. In one study, where the average diazepam doses were from 40 to 45 mg per day, 30% of the patients were taking 70 to 300 mg per day, two thirds having experimented… CONTINUE READING
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