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J Addict Dis. 2002;21(1):107-19.

Status of methamphetamine users 2-5 years after outpatient treatment.

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  • 1Matrix Institute on Addictions, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA. matrixex@ucla.edu


Increasing numbers of methamphetamine users sought treatment during the decade of the 1990s. Little is known about the post treatment status of methamphetamine users who enter treatment. The data presented in this paper describe the outcome status of a group of a convenience sample of 114 methamphetamine users from a total group of 500 methamphetamine users who were treated 2-5 years prior to a follow up interview. Since the sample was not randomly selected, no specific treatment outcome attribution is possible. Methamphetamine use and other drug use of the follow up sample was substantially reduced from pretreatment levels. In general, the follow up status of the sample was much improved as compared to before treatment. However, headaches and depression were reported at a similar rate at follow up as had been reported at treatment admission.

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