The effectiveness of outreach case management in re-enrolling discharged methadone patients.

@article{Coviello2006TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of outreach case management in re-enrolling discharged methadone patients.},
  author={Donna M Coviello and Dave A Zanis and Susan A Wesnoski and Arthur I. Alterman},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2006},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={56-65}
}
BACKGROUND Heroin dependence is a chronic relapsing disease often requiring multiple treatment experiences. Despite this knowledge, few methadone programs follow-up with discharged patients who frequently continue to engage in risky behaviors. The aim of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of outreach case management for post-discharged methadone patients. METHODS At 90 days post-discharge 128 active out of treatment heroin users were randomly assigned to receive either a passive… CONTINUE READING

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