This paper points out the relationship that exists between treatment approaches with drug addicts and sociodemographic characteristics of the communities affected. It has been shown that while poor and middle class communities show good results with methadone maintenance approaches, in the area of secondary drug abuse they show marked dissimilarities. Also, the reasons for discharge are markedly different. It is speculated that the different attitudes existing at the 2 clinics studied provide contrasting environments that are selectively detrimental to program dropouts.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of the Addictions|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)