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.
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. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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