Infrequent illicit methadone use among stimulant-using patients in methadone maintenance treatment programs: a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

We sought to determine the prevalence, patterns, and correlates of past-month illicit methadone use and history of regular illicit use among stimulant-using methadone maintenance treatment patients. We obtained self-reported information on illicit methadone use from 383 participants recruited from six community-based methadone maintenance programs. Overall, 1.6% of participants reported illicit use in the past month, and 4.7% reported a history of regular use. Younger age and history of outpatient psychological treatment were associated with increased odds of past-month illicit use. Illicit methadone use among patients in maintenance programs is infrequent; however, a number of factors may increase risk of illicit use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wu, L-T; Blazer, DG; Stitzer, ML; Patkar, AA; Blaine, JD

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 304 - 311

PubMed ID

  • 18612886

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2746380

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-0391

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10550490802138913


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England