Engaging hospitalized heroin-dependent patients into substance abuse treatment.

@article{Aszalos1999EngagingHH,
  title={Engaging hospitalized heroin-dependent patients into substance abuse treatment.},
  author={Rita Aszalos and David McDuff and Eric Weintraub and Iv{\'a}n D. Montoya and Robert P. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 1-2},
  pages={
          149-58
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a 6-month outpatient program developed to improve abstinence and other health and social problems of heroin-addicted persons hospitalized in an urban academic medical center's medical or surgical unit and referred from the Substance Abuse Consult Service. Treatment intervention consisted of methadone therapy, daily group therapy, individual case management, medical and psychiatric consultation, and social services. The first 67 patients referred were… CONTINUE READING

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