Heroin is best drug for addiction treatment
30 November 2006, MADRID — Heroin is better at combating drug abuse than methadone, according to new Spanish study.
30 November 2006
MADRID — Heroin is better at combating drug abuse than methadone, according to new Spanish study.
Research from a three-year trial at a hospital in Granada showed doctors could use heroin to improve the health of intravenous users or even get them to stop.
The results, published on Thursday in the Journal of Substance Abuse and Treatment, show that addicts who administered heroin in controlled circumstances twice daily experienced health improvements two and a half times greater than those only given methadone.
Sixty-two addicts, most who had a history of failed treatments, took part in the study.
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Subject: Spanish news