A national study of the retention of Irish opiate users in methadone substitution treatment.

  title={A national study of the retention of Irish opiate users in methadone substitution treatment.},
  author={Louise Mullen and Joseph M Barry and Jean Alexandre Long and Eamon Keenan and Deirdre Mulholland and Loretto Grogan and Ide Delargy},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  volume={38 6},
BACKGROUND Retention in treatment is a key indicator of methadone treatment success. The study aims to identify factors that are associated with retention. OBJECTIVES To determine retention in treatment at 12 months for Irish opiate users in methadone substitution treatment and to indicate factors that increase the likelihood of retention. METHODS National cohort study of randomly selected opiate users commencing methadone treatment in 1999, 2001, and 2003 (n = 1269). RESULTS Sixty-one… CONTINUE READING
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