Comparing drug-related hospital morbidity following heroin dependence treatment with methadone maintenance or naltrexone implantation.

@article{Ngo2008ComparingDH,
  title={Comparing drug-related hospital morbidity following heroin dependence treatment with methadone maintenance or naltrexone implantation.},
  author={Hanh Thi Thu Ngo and Robert J Tait and Gary Kenneth Hulse},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={457-65}
}
CONTEXT Most research on heroin dependence treatments assesses short-term changes in patients' self-reported drug use. To our knowledge, long-term sustainability of changes in patients' drug use and associated hospital morbidity posttreatment have not been studied. OBJECTIVES To evaluate drug-related hospital morbidity in heroin users at 6 months and 3 1/2 years after receiving naltrexone implant treatment and to compare these results with outcomes from a similar cohort treated with methadone… CONTINUE READING