Health of heroin misusers in Germany drops

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 16 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:383
  1. Helmut L Karcher
  1. Munich

    The general health of heroin misusers in Germany has become much worse in recent years, according to a study of more than 1000 misusers.

    Researchers studied 1041 opiate misusers participating in a detoxification programme at the psychiatric hospital in the University of Hamburg between 1989 and 1993. The average opiate treatment index …

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