A meta-analysis of predictors of continued drug use during and after treatment for opiate addiction.

@article{Brewer1998AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of predictors of continued drug use during and after treatment for opiate addiction.},
  author={Devon D. Brewer and Richard F. Catalano and Kevin P. Haggerty and Randy R. Gainey and Charles B. Fleming},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={1998},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={73-92}
}
AIMS Many people treated for opiate addiction continue to use drugs during and after treatment. It may be possible to improve outcomes by addressing patient characteristics that predict continued drug use. This review uses meta-analytic techniques to identify risk factors for continued drug use in patients treated for opiate abuse. DESIGN AND MEASUREMENTS A thorough search of the published literature yielded 69 studies that reported information on the bivariate association between one or more… CONTINUE READING

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