Heroin Overdoses

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1. Brådvik, L., Hulenvik, P., Frank, A., Medvedeo, A., & Berglund, M. (2007). Self-reported and observed heroin overdoses in Malmoe. Journal of Substance Use, 12(2), 119-126. doi:10.1080/14659890601178667

The main purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of men and women who had non-fatal heroin overdoses in Malmo, Sweden. They were interested in finding out if there were other circumstances that led to the overdose, such as using more than one drug at a time. They were also interested by what actions witnesses took if they were present during the time of an overdose.

The researchers in this study conducted interviews at the Syringe Exchange Programme and the Addiction Centre in Malmo, Sweden. Their sample was 149 subjects who used heroin regularly and was
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The ultimate goal is for the patient to have a long lasting life of sobriety. The main focus of this study is examining patients who have completed a residential treatment program to see if they have relapsed. The hypothesis for this study was, “clients achieving heroin abstinence at 12 months would report lower levels of posttreatment polysubstance use than clients that …show more content…
They collected their sample from patients enrolled at a short-term residential substance abuse treatment program. This program is known as Mountain Manor Treatment Center (MMTC). To get participants to complete the 3, 6, and 12 month follow up interviews, they gave them $20 incentives for every one they completed. In this study they also used previous data collected from two other studies from an adolescent residential treatment program located in Baltimore, Maryland. The two previous studies were Adolescent Treatment Models (ATM) and Adolescent Residential Treatment

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