Feasibility, safety, and efficacy of injectable heroin prescription for refractory opioid addicts: a follow-up study

@article{Rehm2001FeasibilitySA,
  title={Feasibility, safety, and efficacy of injectable heroin prescription for refractory opioid addicts: a follow-up study},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Rehm and Patrick Gschwend and T. Steffen and F{\'e}lix Gutzwiller and Anja Dobler-Mikola and Ambros A Uchtenhagen},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={358},
  pages={1417-1420}
}
BACKGROUND Heroin-assisted substitution treatment for severely opioid-dependent drug users has been available in Switzerland since 1994. Our aim was to ascertain the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of this treatment. METHODS We did a cohort study in 21 community outpatient treatment centres. We assessed 1969 opioid-dependent drug users, who began heroin-assisted substitution treatment between January, 1994, and December, 2000, to ascertain admission and discharge patterns, and patient… Expand
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