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“Drop-ins,” “Dropouts,” and “Treatment Failures” in Methadone Maintenance

  • Jordan Scher
  • Barry Crown
  • Helen O’Connor
  • Douglas Reginetz

Abstract

The problem of success or failure in methadone maintenance treatment is a very complex one. Many patterns occur within a patient population regarding their stability as patients and the way they relate to the concept of detoxification.

Keywords

Treatment Failure Methadone Maintenance Treatment Methadone Maintenance Methadone Program Physiological Disturbance 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordan Scher
    • 1
  • Barry Crown
    • 1
  • Helen O’Connor
    • 1
  • Douglas Reginetz
    • 1
  1. 1.Methadone Maintenance InstituteNational Council on Drug AbuseChicagoUSA

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