Who should receive methadone maintenance?

  title={Who should receive methadone maintenance?},
  author={James R G Bell and Erol Digiusto and Karen Byth},
  journal={British journal of addiction},
  volume={87 5},
The aim of this study was to evaluate the assessment policies of a regional unit established to process requests for entry to several long-term methadone maintenance programmes. The factors which led staff to reject an applicants request for methadone maintenance were retrospectively analysed from assessment records. Analysis indicated that the decision to reject applicants had been based on the judgement that they were not physically dependent on opioids; other factors favouring rejection… CONTINUE READING

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