Methadone maintenance patients in general medical practice. A preliminary report.

  title={Methadone maintenance patients in general medical practice. A preliminary report.},
  author={David M Novick and Emil F. Pascarelli and Herman Joseph and Edwin A. Salsitz and Beverly L. Richman and Don C Des Jarlais and Melissa Anderson and Vincent P. Dole and M E Nyswander},
  volume={259 22},
Medical maintenance is the treatment by primary care physicians of rehabilitated methadone maintenance patients who are stable, employed, not abusing drugs, and not in need of supportive services. In this research project, physicians with experience in drug abuse treatment provided both the pharmacologic treatment of addiction as well as therapy for other medical problems, as needed. Decisions regarding treatment were based on the individual needs of the patient and on currently accepted… CONTINUE READING
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