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A Unit for Delivering Multiple Drug Treatment and Prevention Services
Psychiatric Services 1975; doi:
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1975 by the American Psychiatric Association

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A diverse group of drug abusers in New Haven has benefited from a multifaceted treatment program at the Connecticut Mental Health Center's drug dependence unit. The unit is also involved in research, training, and community education: Treatment approaches include me thadone maintenance, long-and short-term therapeutic communities, a day program for adolescents, and a low-intervention program using narcotic antagonists. Out of approximately 2400 applicants, 1600 have entered treatment, and 550 are considered drug-free program graduates. A long-term follow-up study is in progress to validate and extend those initial results.

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