From illegal poison to legal medicine: a qualitative research in a heroin-prescription trial in Spain.

@article{Romo2009FromIP,
  title={From illegal poison to legal medicine: a qualitative research in a heroin-prescription trial in Spain.},
  author={Nuria Romo and M. Pilar Poo and Rosario Ballesta},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={186-95}
}
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS In recent decades, studies have been made of the possible benefits of treatments using heroin, although qualitative methodologies have not usually been employed. In 2004, in Granada (Spain), a clinical experiment was launched: the Experimental Narcotics Prescription Programme in Andalusia (PEPSA). This project attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of intravenous heroin and orally-administered methadone prescription for long-term socially-excluded opiate addicts for whom… CONTINUE READING
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