Predicting long-term stable recovery from heroin addiction: findings from a 33-year follow-up study.

@article{Hser2007PredictingLS,
  title={Predicting long-term stable recovery from heroin addiction: findings from a 33-year follow-up study.},
  author={Yih-Ing Hser},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={51-60}
}
Heroin addiction is increasingly being recognized as a chronic relapsing condition, but relatively little is known about long-term recovery processes among addicts who attain and maintain long periods of abstinence. This study is to identify predictors of long-term stable recovery from heroin addiction based on 242 heroin addicts that have been followed for more than 30 years. Results showed that recovery and non-recovery groups did not differ in deviant behaviors and family/school problems in… CONTINUE READING

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