June 2012 Issue of Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems is Now Available Online

Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, the official journal of EUROPAD (European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association), is a peer-reviewed publication for professionals wanting to stay informed of research and opinion on opioid misuse treatment in Europe and around the world. A particular emphasis is on medication-assisted treatments for opioid addiction. Articles in this issue include:

  • Ethnicity and drug addiction history. A comparison between Italian and Slovenian heroin addicts.
  • The Opiate Treatment Index (OTI) clinical interview: New evidence of its reliability and validity.
  • The effects of psychopathology and personality on substance abuse in twelve-step treatment programme abstainers, opiate substance abusers and a control sample.
  • Maladaptive behaviours after catastrophic events: the contribute of a “spectrum” approach to post traumatic stress disorders.
  • Reduction of psychotic symptoms during the use of exogenous opiates.
  • Clinical and social aspects of the illegal activities of people with psychoactive substance dependence in Russia.

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