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International evidence on HAT individual and community outcomes





Strang, J., Groshkova, T. and Metrebaian, N. New heroin-assisted treatment: recent evidence and current practices of supervised injectable heroin treatment in Europe and beyond. European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction



The international evidence base for the effectiveness of HAT is primarily based on 6 RCT studies from Europe and Canada. Each of the evaluations had a different profile and used different methodologies in terms of target population, nature of interventions and measures, reflecting the different treatment systems and policy environments in the countries involved. However, the main underlying objective of the trials in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada and the United Kingdom has been to determine the therapeutic value of medical heroin prescription as second-line treatment for high-risk heroin users for whom such benefits cannot be expected or achieved from existing treatment options