Li-Tzy Wu

Publications [#157974] of Li-Tzy Wu

Journal Articles

  1. LT Wu, DG Blazer, ML Stitzer, AA Patkar, JD Blaine, Infrequent illicit methadone use among stimulant-using patients in methadone maintenance treatment programs: a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study., The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions, vol. 17 no. 4 (September, 2008), pp. 304-11, ISSN 1521-0391 [doi]
    (last updated on 2013/06/01)

    We sought to determine the prevalence, patterns, and correlates of past-month illicit methadone use and history of regular illicit use among stimulant-using methadone maintenance treatment patients. We obtained self-reported information on illicit methadone use from 383 participants recruited from six community-based methadone maintenance programs. Overall, 1.6% of participants reported illicit use in the past month, and 4.7% reported a history of regular use. Younger age and history of outpatient psychological treatment were associated with increased odds of past-month illicit use. Illicit methadone use among patients in maintenance programs is infrequent; however, a number of factors may increase risk of illicit use.

    Adolescent • Adult • Amphetamine-Related Disorders • Cocaine-Related Disorders • Community Mental Health Services • Comorbidity • Cross-Sectional Studies • Dextroamphetamine* • Female • Health Surveys • Humans • Male • Methadone* • Methamphetamine* • Narcotics* • Street Drugs* • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers • Substance Abuse, Intravenous • United States • epidemiology* • rehabilitation* • therapeutic use