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NCJ Number: 166030 Find in a Library
Title: First Report on Methadone Maintenance Interview Study
Corporate Author: Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
Baltimore, MD 21201
Sale Source: Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Admin
201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Persons in methadone maintenance programs in Maryland were interviewed during 1973 to determine the effectiveness of those drug treatment programs with respect to changes in social and personal behavior.
Abstract: At least 20 persons were included for each program. The total sample included 453 persons. The participants were interviewed quarterly over a 1-year period. Results revealed that the participants were predominantly white males. The median age was just over 26 years. Almost half the participants were single; one-third were married. The highest level of education completed for almost 60 percent was 10th to 12th grade. More than 85 percent were not currently in school or training. A total of 60.6 percent were employed; 22.4 percent were on public assistance. Just over 85 percent had supported their heroin habits through illegal behavior prior to treatment; only one participant reported such behavior currently. Just over 88 percent did not use heroin. Almost 40 percent felt that they had no drug problem while on methadone maintenance; 44 percent said that their problem was addiction. A total of 47.7 percent considered being on methadone maintenance a problem. Tables
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Maryland; Methadone maintenance; Services effectiveness
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