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Methadone treatment for opiate-dependent persons

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Methadone substitution treatment is the standard, evidence-based treatment for opiate dependence in most countries, and many studies have evaluated its effectiveness, demonstrating reductions in heroin use, risk behavior (related to injecting drugs) and drug-related crime, and prolonged treatment retention (e.g., Amato et al., 2005). Methadone is a long-acting opiate agonist that causes physiological stability, eliminates opiate withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects of heroin use (Mattick, Breen, Kimber, & 25 Davoli, 2009).
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treatment, quality of life, methadone

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De Maeyer, Jessica, and Wouter Vanderplasschen. 2014. “Methadone Treatment for Opiate-dependent Persons.” In Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research, ed. Alex C Michalos, 4017–4022. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.
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De Maeyer, Jessica, & Vanderplasschen, W. (2014). Methadone treatment for opiate-dependent persons. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 4017–4022). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.
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De Maeyer J, Vanderplasschen W. Methadone treatment for opiate-dependent persons. In: Michalos AC, editor. Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer Netherlands; 2014. p. 4017–22.
MLA
De Maeyer, Jessica, and Wouter Vanderplasschen. “Methadone Treatment for Opiate-dependent Persons.” Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research. Ed. Alex C Michalos. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer Netherlands, 2014. 4017–4022. Print.
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  abstract     = {Methadone substitution treatment is the standard, evidence-based treatment for opiate dependence in most countries, and many studies have evaluated its effectiveness, demonstrating reductions in heroin use, risk behavior (related to injecting drugs) and drug-related crime, and prolonged treatment retention (e.g., Amato et al., 2005). Methadone is a long-acting opiate agonist that causes physiological stability, eliminates opiate withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects of heroin use (Mattick, Breen, Kimber, \& 25 Davoli, 2009).},
  author       = {De Maeyer, Jessica and Vanderplasschen, Wouter},
  booktitle    = {Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research},
  editor       = {Michalos, Alex C},
  isbn         = {9789400707528},
  keyword      = {treatment,quality of life,methadone},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {4017--4022},
  publisher    = {Springer Netherlands},
  title        = {Methadone treatment for opiate-dependent persons},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5},
  year         = {2014},
}

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