A 12-year follow-up of a methadone medical maintenance program.

  title={A 12-year follow-up of a methadone medical maintenance program.},
  author={Robert P. Schwartz and Robert K. Brooner and Iv{\'a}n D Montoya and Marian Currens and Michael Hayes},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  volume={8 4},
Methadone Medical Maintenance (MDM) is an alternative for treatment of stable methadone maintained individuals. It involves a monthly physician's visit, at which methadone take-home doses are dispensed to last until the next appointment. The safety and efficacy of this treatment modality is currently under investigation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of MDM in a methadone program in Baltimore. A sample of 21 patients was enrolled in the study and… CONTINUE READING

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