Drug use, HIV risk-taking and psychosocial correlates of benzodiazepine use among methadone maintenance clients.

@article{Drake1993DrugUH,
  title={Drug use, HIV risk-taking and psychosocial correlates of benzodiazepine use among methadone maintenance clients.},
  author={Susan B Drake and Wendy Swift and Wayne Hall and Michael Ross},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={67-70}
}
Methadone maintenance clients who used benzodiazepines were compared with other methadone maintenance clients on a range of drug use and psychosocial treatment outcome measures. Despite being on higher methadone doses, benzodiazepine users were more likely to have recently injected, to have used cocaine and amphetamines, to have borrowed or lent used needles and syringes, and to have reported polydrug use in the preceding month. Benzodiazepine users also exhibited higher levels of… CONTINUE READING