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Struggling to achieve a 'normal life': A qualitative study of Vietnamese methadone patients.

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Summary of "Struggling to achieve a 'normal life': A qualitative study of Vietnamese methadone patients."

Methadone maintenance treatment, initially introduced in Vietnam for HIV harm reduction, has marked a significant switch in the country's drug policy - from addiction as a moral issue to addiction as a brain disease. After the some initial outstanding achievements, the programme is facing a high dropout rate that threatens both goals of HIV prevention and drug treatment. This sociological study, as part of an HIV intervention research project, explores the challenges and opportunities that individuals who use drugs are faced with in relation to addiction treatment.

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Name: The International journal on drug policy
ISSN: 1873-4758
Pages: 18-26

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