Key role of substitution in drug treatment

Series type: Drugs in focus

Summary

Substitution treatment for problem drug users is now widespread in the European Union (EU). Trials, mostly with methadone, started in the late-1960s, mainly in northern Europe. By the mid-1990s, substitution had been implemented in all EU Member States. A substantial European consensus now exists on the benefits of such treatment. However, in some countries, it remains a sensitive topic.

Issue: 
1
Pages: 
4
Price: 
free
ISBN: 
1681-5157
Catalog Number: 
TDAD02001END

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