Effectiveness of intervention on improvement of drug use among methadone maintained adults.
- Author(s): Nyamathi, Adeline M
- Nandy, Karabi
- Greengold, Barbara
- Marfisee, Mary
- Khalilifard, Farinaz
- Cohen, Allan
- Leake, Barbara
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1080/10550887.2010.531669
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.