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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 376-379

Non Completers of Opiate Detoxification Program


1 Senior resident, De-Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry, A.I.J.M.S., New Delhi 110 29, India
2 Additional Professor, De-Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry, A.I.J.M.S., New Delhi 110 29, India
3 Associate Professor, De-Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry, A.I.J.M.S., New Delhi 110 29, India

Correspondence Address:
A K Nigam
Senior resident, De-Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry, A.I.J.M.S., New Delhi 110 29
India
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Seventy two opiate dependent patients were admitted in de-addiction ward for detoxification. Twenty five patients (36.2%) left or were discharged prematurely and hence called non-completers. Demographic features, drug use characteristics and severity of withdrawal were found unrelated to the attrition.



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