3 results match your criteria Journal of Maintenance in the Addictions [Journal]

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An Exploratory Study of Inhalers and Injectors Who Used Black Tar Heroin.

J Maint Addict 2006 Jan;3(1):61-82

Center for Social Work Research, University of Texas at Austin, 1717 West 6th Street, Suite 335, Austin, TX 78703 ( ).

AIMS: To undertake an exploratory study to examine the characteristics of patients in narcotic treatment programs who started their use of black tar heroin either as inhalers or as injectors and to compare them with those who started as inhalers but shifted to injecting. Other studies in this area have used subjects using other forms of heroin more amenable to inhaling. PARTICIPANTS, DESIGN, AND MEASUREMENT: A purposive sample of 199 patients in 6 methadone programs in Texas were interviewed in 2002-2003 using a structured instrument. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J126v03n01_06DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3088121PMC
January 2006
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Knowledge and Attitudes About Methadone Maintenance Among Staff Working in a Therapeutic Community.

J Maint Addict 2005 24;3(1):47-59. Epub 2008 Oct 24.

Psychiatry Department, University of California, San Francisco.

Research demonstrates that drug treatment staff members' knowledge and attitudes about methadone are positively correlated with treatment success among opiate-dependent clients. However the bulk of this research is on outpatient treatment in methadone clinics. This study examined a residential treatment program that allowed clients on methadone, a rare treatment opportunity that is growing nationwide. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3604981PMC
October 2008
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