The official journal of
EUROPAD - European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association
WFTOD - World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Editor: Icro Maremmani, MD - Pisa, Italy, EU
Associate Editors:
Thomas Clausen, MD - Oslo, Norway
Pier Paolo Pani, MD - Cagliari, Italy, EU
Marta Torrens, MD - Barcelona, Spain, EU
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Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems: 2009, 11, 2 (pages: 5 - 8)

Swedish Use and Misuse of the Dole & Nyswander Treatment

Gunne L.

Summary: For 23 years (1966-1989) Sweden had a National Methadone Maintenance treatment of opioid addicts, delivering 70-80 % vocationally rehabilitated patients, taxpaying citizens, with no drug abuse and a great reduction in mortality rates. This treatment was changed in 1990 into a short-term methadone program, resulting in numerous discharges for disciplinary reasons, a high mortality rate among the newly discharged and poor rehabilitation results. Politically, the short-term treatment is called “restrictive”, which is regarded as commendable by the Swedish mass media


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