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The impact on retention of expansion of an Australian public methadone program

Battisson, Lia; Ward, Jeffrey; Wilson, Susan; Bammer, Gabriele


Although rapid expansion of methadone programs has occurred in many countries, there are few studies of the impact on treatment success. The one public methadone maintenance program in Canberra was expanded from 85 places in 1991 to 350 places in late 1992. While this responded to a real need, it also led to a temporary increase in drop-outs. Retention was considerably improved in 1996 when clients began to be transferred from the public program to fee-for-service primary health care, but the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
DOI: 10.1016/S0376-8716(99)00084-8


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