Methadone maintenance and cessation of injecting drug use: results from the Amsterdam Cohort Study.

@article{Langendam2000MethadoneMA,
  title={Methadone maintenance and cessation of injecting drug use: results from the Amsterdam Cohort Study.},
  author={Miranda W Langendam and Giel H A van Brussel and Roel A. Coutinho and Erik J C van Ameijden},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2000},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={
          591-600
        }
}
AIMS To assess relationships between characteristics of methadone maintenance treatment and long-term cessation of injecting (> or = 1 year). DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS The incidence of cessation of injecting and relapse from non-injecting to injecting was estimated among 488 participants of the Amsterdam cohort study among drug users. We used a nested matched case-control design to identify methadone treatment characteristics significantly and independently related to cessation of injecting. To… CONTINUE READING

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