The Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Patients, Programs, Services, and Outcome

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Springer-Verlag, 1991 - Medical - 283 pages
The work constitutes the most comprehensive evaluation of methadone maintenance treatment in the United States to date. Based upon three years of data collection at drug abuse treatment programs in New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore, the study contains findings for 617 male intra- venous addicts, interviewed during and after six methadone programs. The major findings of the project concern the effectiveness of methadone maintenance in reducing drug use, crime and other deviant behavior, the effectiveness of cer- tain programs as compared to others, the pressing need to improve the quality of care at mostprograms and the estab- lishment of successful procedures and methodology for evalu- ating drug abuse treatment programs.

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Status of Methadone Maintenance Treatment and Research
Research Plan and Data Collection Procedure at the Programs
Pretreatment Characteristics of 617 Male Methadone

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Alan Ross" (1922-2001) was a poet, writer, journalist, editor and publisher. In fact, he was a man of letters par excellence. Born in India, educated in England, he joined the Royal Navy in the Second World War and endured the Arctic convoys to Russia. Alan Ross took over The London Magazine (the definite article was later dropped) from John Lehmann and revitalized it. There, it has been said, 'he simplified as well as unified contemporary culture by the clarity of his unique editorial taste. He also discovered many new talents.'His writing embraced poetry, cricket journalism, biography, autobiography, criticism and travel writing. Many of his titles are to be reissued in Faber Finds.

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