The costs and consequences of three policy options for reducing heroin dependency.

@article{Moore2007TheCA,
  title={The costs and consequences of three policy options for reducing heroin dependency.},
  author={Timothy J. Moore and Alison Ritter and Jonathan P. Caulkins},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={369-78}
}
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS This study compares the costs and consequences of three interventions for reducing heroin dependency: pharmacotherapy maintenance, residential rehabilitation and prison. DESIGN AND METHODS Using Australian data, the interventions' cost - consequence ratio was estimated, taking into consideration reduction in heroin use during the intervention; the length of intervention; and post-intervention effects (as measured by abstinence rates). Sensitivity analyses were conducted… CONTINUE READING