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Drug Alcohol Depend. 2000 Jun 1;59(3):211-3.

Remissions from drug dependence: is treatment a prerequisite?

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  • 1Addiction Research Foundation site, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychology and Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Canada. john_cunningham@camh.net

Abstract

The present study investigated the prevalence of untreated drug remissions in a representative sample of respondents who had a lifetime diagnosis of one of five types of illicit drug dependence in the past (cannabis, cocaine/crack, hallucinogens, amphetamines, or heroin) but no diagnosis of drug abuse or dependence in the last year. It was concluded that, among recovered individuals with previous clinically significant drug concerns (as measured using DSM-IV criteria), a substantial proportion had accessed addictions treatment services prior to remission.

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