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Effectiveness of intervention on improvement of drug use among methadone maintained adults

  • Author(s): Nyamathi, AM
  • Nandy, K
  • Greengold, B
  • Marfisee, M
  • Khalilifard, F
  • Cohen, A
  • Leake, B
  • et al.
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of three interventions (individual motivational interviewing, group motivational interviewing, or nurse-led hepatitis health promotion) in reducing drug use. A randomized, controlled trial was conducted with 256 methadone maintained moderate-to-heavy alcohol-using adults attending one of five MM outpatient clinics. Drug use in the overall sample was significantly reduced from baseline to 6-month follow-up, as assessed by a 30-day recall (p 0.0001), with a trend apparent for 6-month recall (p = 0.09). The group and individual programs revealed significant decreases in drug use at the 30-day recall. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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