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Support for harm-reduction among staff of specialized addiction treatment services in Ontario, Canada.
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PMID:  16203468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
In a mail survey of staff of specialized addiction treatment services in Ontario, respondents from different types of services varied in their level of support for a variety of harm reduction initiatives. Across all types of services support was common for needle exchange services (82-95% in favour) and for short-term non-abstinence goals for clients with alcohol or drug problems (51-98% in favour). However, mean ratings for the effectiveness of methadone maintenance were negative or near zero, and only in assessment/referral and out-patient samples did the majority (61% in each case) have a positive view of methadone maintenance programmes. Only a minority of respondents (15% to 35%) indicated support for the prescription of heroin to heroin addicts. In multivariate analyses, support for harm-reduction strategies was found to be positively related to belief in the effectiveness of pharmacological and cognitive-behavioural interventions and working in an out-patient treatment service, and negatively related to belief in interventions based on the disease model.
A C Ogborne; C Birchmore-Timney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug and alcohol review     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0959-5236     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Alcohol Rev     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-05     Completed Date:  2005-10-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9015440     Medline TA:  Drug Alcohol Rev     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Addiction Research Foundation, London, Ontario, Canada.
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