Decade of research supporting improved health, social functioning, and quality of life related to heroin-assisted treatment:


Marica Ferri, M. Davoli, and C. A. Perucci, “Heroin maintenance for chronic heroin-dependent individuals,” Cochrane Database Syst Rev, no. 12 (2011)

Verthein, Haasen, and Reimer, “Switching from methadone to diamorphine: 2-year results of the german heroin- assisted treatment trial; P. Blanken et al., “Outcome of long-term heroin-assisted treatment offered to chronic, treatment-resistant heroin addicts in the Netherlands,” Addiction 105, no. 2 (2010)

A. Karow et al., “Quality of life under maintenance treatment with heroin versus methadone in patients with opioid dependence,” Drug Alcohol Depend 112, no. 3 (2010)

Uchtenhagen, “Heroin-assisted treatment in Switzerland: a case study in policy change; Oviedo-Joekes et al., “Diacetylmorphine versus methadone for the treatment of opioid addiction; Haasen et al., “Heroin-assisted treatment for opioid dependence: randomised controlled trial; Benedikt Fischer et al., “Heroin-assisted Treatment (HAT) a Decade Later: A Brief Update on Science and Politics,” Journal of Urban Health 84, no. 4 (2007)

M. P. Garcia-Portilla et al., “Long term outcomes of pharmacological treatments for opioid dependence: does methadone still lead the pack?,” Br J Clin Pharmacol 77, no. 2 (2014)

John Strang, Teodora Groshkova, and Nicola Metrebian, New Heroin-Assisted Treatment: Recent Evidence and Current Practices of Supervised Injectable Heroin Treatment in Europe and Beyond (Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 2012)

M. T. Schechter and P. Kendall, “Is there a need for heroin substitution treatment in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside? Yes there is, and in many other places too,” Can J Public Health 102, no. 2 (2011)

Karow et al., “Quality of life under maintenance treatment with heroin versus methadone in patients with opioid dependence; J. Rehm et al., “Mortality in heroin-assisted treatment in Switzerland 1994-2000,” Drug Alcohol Depend 79, no. 2 (2005)

Robert P Schwartz et al., “Opioid Agonist Treatments and Heroin Overdose Deaths in Baltimore, Maryland, 1995–2009,” American journal of public health 103, no. 5 (2013)

U Verthein, I Schäfer, and P Degkwitz, “[Social Integration after 4 Years of Heroin-Assisted Treatment.],” Die Rehabilitation 52, no. 4 (2012)

Carlos Nordt and Rudolf Stohler, “Combined effects of law enforcement and substitution treatment on heroin mortality,” Drug and Alcohol Review 29, no. 5 (2010)

B. Nosyk et al., “Health related quality of life trajectories of patients in opioid substitution treatment,” Drug Alcohol Depend 118, no. 2-3 (2011)

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