47. Heroin Maintenance for Chronic Heroin-Dependent Individuals1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch47

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Heroin Maintenance for Chronic Heroin-Dependent Individuals1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch47

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503



  • heroin maintenance for chronic heroin-dependents;
  • heroin prescriptions for heroin-dependent in maintenance therapy;
  • programmes of heroin administration, reduction of illicit use disorders;
  • comparison of heroin maintenance to methadone/or other substitutions for opioid;
  • efficacy and acceptability, in retaining patients in treatment;
  • social functioning, improving in intervention groups with heroin;
  • heroin prescribed with flexible dose of methadone, in treatment-refractory;
  • adverse events, heroin for those failing maintenance treatment


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