There is an increasing attention to the research of the treatment efficiency of drug users and abusers. Some measure tools (Addiction Severity Index, Opiate Treatment Index) have been developed for last years. Use of these methods is limited by the relative long duration (one hour) of the interview. The Maudsley Addiction Profile (MAP) is used in more European countries because of it's easily implementation. In this study the authors have focused on the Hungarian adaptation of the MAP. 103 heroin addicts were selected on the basis of the degrees of social integration and participation in any treatment programs. The MAP offers reliable data on the substance use, health risk behaviors and personal-social functioning regarding the last 30 days before the investigation. The data of this study strengthen the reliability and applicability of the MAP. This result is in accord with a previous study of the authors and other international studies. The MAP is very sensitive for the differences of various drug using groups. Scales and problem areas of the MAP seem to be reliable and easily treatable. This interview approach was proven as very useful measure tool in both the research and clinical practice.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2005|
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