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A Treatment Model to Heroin Addicts in Italy

  • U. Avico
  • P. Castrogiovanni
  • A. Dell’ Utri
  • I. Maremmani
  • D. Meloni
  • P. E. Manconi
  • O. Zolesi
  • A. Tagliamonte
Conference paper

Abstract

The heroin is the main hard drug of abuse among the illicit ones in Italy. The number of overdose episodes increase steadely year by year, indicating the danger of the phenomenon. The policy of several Authorities privileges drug-free treatment approaches and residential communities role while methadone programs still find a sort of ideological opposition.

Keywords

Methadone Maintenance Treatment Methadone Maintenance Drug Addict Methadone Maintenance Therapy Heroin Addict 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Avico
    • 1
  • P. Castrogiovanni
    • 2
  • A. Dell’ Utri
    • 1
  • I. Maremmani
    • 2
  • D. Meloni
    • 3
  • P. E. Manconi
    • 3
  • O. Zolesi
    • 2
  • A. Tagliamonte
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto Superiore di SanitàRomaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of PsychiatryUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Pharmacology and Biochemical PathologyUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

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