Patterns of pre-treatment drug abuse, drug treatment history and characteristics of addicts in methadone maintenance treatment in Iran

@inproceedings{Shekarchizadeh2012PatternsOP,
  title={Patterns of pre-treatment drug abuse, drug treatment history and characteristics of addicts in methadone maintenance treatment in Iran},
  author={Hajar Shekarchizadeh and Hamed Ekhtiari and Mohammad Reza Khami and Jorma I. Virtanen},
  booktitle={Harm reduction journal},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Opiates are the main drugs of abuse, and Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) is the most widely administered drug addiction treatment program in Iran. Our study aimed to investigate patterns of pre-treatment drug abuse, addiction treatment history and characteristics of patients in MMT in Tehran. METHODS We applied a stratified cluster random sampling technique and conducted a cross-sectional survey utilizing a standard patient characteristic and addiction history form with… CONTINUE READING
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