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Social and drug-taking behaviour of 'maintained' opiate addicts.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Addiction
0952-0481
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Volume
85
Issue
6
Pages
771–774
Identifiers
PMID: 2116197
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

The roles of the prescribing of maintenance methadone and prescribing injectable drugs in the management of opiate addicts have become subjects of active debate since the advent of HIV. Data are presented on the social circumstances and drug-taking behaviour of 26 opiate addicts who had been receiving maintenance methadone (24 of whom had been receiving at least part of the prescription as injectible methadone ampoules.

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