Perceptions of methadone maintained clients about barriers and facilitators to help-seeking behavior.

@article{Nyamathi2007PerceptionsOM,
  title={Perceptions of methadone maintained clients about barriers and facilitators to help-seeking behavior.},
  author={Adeline M Nyamathi and Donna M. Smith and Steven Shoptaw and Malaika Mutere and Allan Cohen and Israel Amrani and Louis Morales and Viviane de Castro},
  journal={Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action},
  year={2007},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={
          301-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Among substance users, health seeking remains a major challenge for which few data are available. OBJECTIVES We sought to investigate the perceptions of methadone-maintained heroin users who are also problem or heavy drinkers, their barriers and facilitators to seeking help for substance and general and chronic care treatment. METHODS A qualitative design using a semistructured focus group approach was conducted with a convenience sample of 41 adult clients of a methadone… CONTINUE READING

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