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Swedish Use and Misuse of the Dole & Nyswander Treatment
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, University Hospital.
2009 (English)In: Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, ISSN 1592-1638, Vol. 11, no 2, 5-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For 23 years (1966-1989) Sweden had a National Methadone Maintenance treatment of opioid addicts, delivering 70-80 % vocationally rehabilitated patients, taxpaying citizens, with no drug abuse and a great reduction in mortality rates. This treatment was changed in 1990 into a short-term methadone program, resulting in numerous discharges for disciplinary reasons, a high mortality rate among the newly discharged and poor rehabilitation results. Politically, the short-term treatment is called "restrictive", which is regarded as commendable by the Swedish mass media.

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2009. Vol. 11, no 2, 5-7 p.
Keyword [en]
Maintenance vs. short-term methadone treatment
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-139534ISI: 000270928900001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-139534DiVA: diva2:381595
Available from: 2010-12-28 Created: 2010-12-28 Last updated: 2010-12-28Bibliographically approved

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