Characteristics of adherence to methadone maintenance treatment over a 15-year period among homeless adults experiencing mental illness

Characteristics of adherence to methadone maintenance treatment over a 15-year period among homeless adults experiencing mental illness

Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has important protective effects related to reduced illicit opioid use, infectious disease transmission, and overdose mortality. Adherence to MMT has not been examined among homeless people. We measured MMT adherence and reported relevant characteristics among homeless adults experiencing mental illness in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

JOURNAL: Addictive Behaviors Reports
VOLUME: 6
PAGES: 106-111
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017