Commentary on Metrebian et al (2015): What is addiction treatment research about? Some comments on the secondary outcomes of the Randomized Injectable Opioid Treatment Trial.

@article{Uchtenhagen2015CommentaryOM,
  title={Commentary on Metrebian et al (2015): What is addiction treatment research about? Some comments on the secondary outcomes of the Randomized Injectable Opioid Treatment Trial.},
  author={Ambros A Uchtenhagen},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2015},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={
          491-3
        }
}
The paper by Metrebian et al. [1] offers an excellent opportunity to discuss some major issues of addiction treatment research. First, the traditional hierarchy of treatment goals in the addiction field neglects the causal andmodifying role of health and social factors on addictive behaviour, suggesting replacing the reduction of substance use by an individualized quality of life as the ultimate goal. Secondly, comparing the outcomes of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on heroin-assisted… CONTINUE READING
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