Factors related to successful retention in methadone maintenance: A review

Jose Szapocznik, Robert Ladner

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This paper discusses patient demographic and psychological characteristics as predisposing factors, and dose size and availability of alternative treatment systems as treatment variables in determining length of stay at MMTPs. In general, there is considerable evidence that predisposing factors and treatment variables interact in affecting retention rates. The implications of this interaction for research in MMTP effectiveness are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1067-1085
Number of pages19
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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