Reference : Efficacy of heroin-assisted treatment in Belgium: a randomised controlled trial
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Psychiatry
Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
Law, criminology & political science : Criminology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/173889
Efficacy of heroin-assisted treatment in Belgium: a randomised controlled trial
English
[fr] Efficacité du traitement assisté par héroïne en Belgique : une étude contrôlée randomisée
Demaret, Isabelle [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Psychiatrie et psychologie médicale >]
Quertemont, Etienne mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie quantitative >]
Litran, Géraldine [Université de Liège - ULiège > Service de Psychiatrie et Institut des sciences humaines et sociales (Criminologie) > > >]
Magoga, Cécile [Université de Liège - ULiège > Service de Psychiatrie et Institut des sciences humaines et sociales (Criminologie) > > >]
Deblire, Clémence [Université de Liège - ULiège > Service de Psychiatrie et Institut des sciences humaines et sociales (Criminologie) > > >]
DUBOIS, Nathalie [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Toxicologie clinique >]
De Roubaix, Jérôme [Université de Liège - ULiège > Service de Psychiatrie et Institut des sciences humaines et sociales (Criminologie) > > >]
Charlier, Corinne [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de pharmacie > Chimie toxicologique >]
Lemaître, André mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Institut des sciences humaines et sociales > Criminologie >]
Ansseau, Marc [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Psychiatrie et psychologie médicale >]
1-Apr-2015
European Addiction Research
S. Karger
21
4
179-187
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1022-6877
1421-9891
[en] Heroin-assisted treatment ; Diacetylmorphine ; methadone
[en] Background/Aims: Heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) can improve the condition of heroin addicts still using street heroin after a methadone treatment. In Belgium, a new trial compared the efficacy of a HAT to existing methadone maintenance treatment. Methods: In this randomised controlled trial, HAT was limited to 12 months. Participants were assessed every 3 months. They were responders if they showed improvement on the level of street heroin use, health or criminal involvement. Results: 74 participants were randomised in the trial. The experimental group (n=36) counted 30% of responders more than the control group (n=38) at each assessment point (p<0.05), except at 12 months where the difference (11%) was no longer significant (p=0.35). Still, after 12 months, participants in the experimental group reported significantly greater improvements (p<0.05) than the control group on the level of street heroin use and on the level of physical and mental health. Both groups reported significantly less criminal facts after 12 months (p<0.001), but with no significant difference between the groups. Conclusions: This trial confirms the short-term efficacy of HAT for severe heroin addicts, who already failed methadone treatment.
SPF Santé - Service Public Fédéral Santé publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire et Environnement ; Ville de Liège ; ULiège - Université de Liège
TADAM, un projet pilote de traitement assisté par diacétylmorphine (héroïne pharmaceutique)
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/173889
10.1159/000369337

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