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A randomized trial comparing levo-alpha acetylmethadol with methadone maintenance for patients in primary care settings in Australia

Ritter, Alison; Lintzeris, Nicholas; Clark, Nicolas; Kutin, Jozica; Panjari, Mary; Bammer, Gabriele


Aims: The present study aimed to compare the efficacy of levo-alpha-acetyl-methadol (LAAM) and methadone, as measured by retention in treatment and heroin use, in a randomized trial conducted under naturalistic conditions. Setting: This study is the first randomized trial comparing LAAM with methadone in the primary care setting. Participants were recruited through 29 medical practitioners working in specialist and generalist settings in Australia. Participants: Existing methadone maintenance...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Addiction
DOI: 10.1046/j.1360-0443.2003.00529.x


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