National Drug Conference 2011: Dr. Bobby Smyth
Dr. Bobby Smyth, Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist
Reduction in heroin use among opiate dependent teenagers commenced on opiate substitution treatment.
While the effectiveness of opiate substitution treatment in heroin dependent adults is well established, its effectiveness in adolescents has received very little international study. We sought to measure changes in illicit drug use among opiate dependent teenagers who commenced opiate substitution.