30-year trajectories of heroin and other drug use among men and women sampled from methadone treatment in California.

@article{Grella201130yearTO,
  title={30-year trajectories of heroin and other drug use among men and women sampled from methadone treatment in California.},
  author={Christine E Grella and Katherine Lovinger},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2011},
  volume={118 2-3},
  pages={251-8}
}
BACKGROUND This study examines 30-year trajectories of heroin and other drug use among men and women who were in methadone maintenance treatment in California in the late 1970s and interviewed in 1978-1981. METHODS Nearly half (N=428; 46.8%) of the original study sample (N=914) was deceased. Of the remaining 486 subjects, 343 (44.3% female) completed a follow-up interview in 2005-2009 (70.6% of those not deceased). Average age at follow-up was 58.3 (SD=4.9) years for males and 55.0 (SD=4.1… CONTINUE READING
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