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Drug Dependency research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Drug service users in NHS Fife Addiction Services - Have a first session with their Addiction Nurses - English is first language Exclusion Criteria: - Mental health problems

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Drug Dependency

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Other:methadone replacement therapyPatients are prescribed Methadone as part of their treatment plan, having been assessed as having opioid dependence syndrome and requiring pharmacological substitution therapy. A bio-psychosocial approach is taken in the treatment management of individuals.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Drug service usersThose patients who receive Methadone replacement therapy as part of their treatment plan. In addition, those drug user patients who have a first consultation session with their Addiction Nurses.

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: March 2015

Completed Date: December 2015


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Number of days patients injected non-prescribed drugs

Secondary Outcome: Patient Satisfaction

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Gerry M Humphris, PhD

Lead Sponsor: University of St Andrews

Collaborator: NHS Fife

More information:

Archinard M, Haynal-Reymond V, Heller M. Doctor's and patients' facial expressions and suicide reattempt risk assessment. J Psychiatr Res. 2000 May-Jun;34(3):261-2.

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