A 25-year follow-up of patients admitted to methadone treatment for the first time: mortality and gender differences.


INTRODUCTION We conducted a follow-up study to evaluate the outcome of a heroin-dependent population 25 years after their first enrollment in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). We assessed mortality in the sample plus actual drug use, treatment, and medical factors associated with drug dependence, focusing on possible gender differences. METHODS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.07.019