Efficacy of Heroin-Assisted Treatment in Belgium: A Randomised Controlled Trial

@article{Demaret2015EfficacyOH,
  title={Efficacy of Heroin-Assisted Treatment in Belgium: A Randomised Controlled Trial},
  author={I. Demaret and E. Quertemont and G{\'e}raldine Litran and C{\'e}cile Magoga and Cl{\'e}mence Deblire and N. Dubois and J{\'e}r{\^o}me De Roubaix and Corinne Charlier and A. Lema{\^i}tre and M. Ansseau},
  journal={European Addiction Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={21},
  pages={179 - 187}
}
Background/Aims: Heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) can improve the condition of heroin addicts still using street heroin after a methadone treatment. In Belgium, a new trial compared the efficacy of a HAT to existing methadone maintenance treatment. Methods: In this randomised controlled trial, HAT was limited to 12 months. Participants were assessed every 3 months. They were responders if they showed improvement on the level of street heroin use, health or criminal involvement. Results: 74… Expand
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