Therapeutic communities vs methadone maintenance. A prospective controlled study of narcotic addiction treatment: design and one-year follow-up.

@article{Bale1980TherapeuticCV,
  title={Therapeutic communities vs methadone maintenance. A prospective controlled study of narcotic addiction treatment: design and one-year follow-up.},
  author={Richard James Bale and William W Van Stone and John M. Kuldau and T M Engelsing and Robert M. Elashoff and Vincent P. Zarcone},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1980},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          179-93
        }
}
This study compares the efficacy of three residential therapeutic communities and an outpatient methadone maintenance program for 585 male veterans addicted to heroin. Subjects were randomly assigned to the treatment modalities. More than 93% of the subjects completed both six- and 12-month questionnaires. In this report, the treatment settings, characteristics of the sample, assignment protocol, and pattern of treatment entry and first-year follow-up results are outlined. The various clinical… CONTINUE READING
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