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Methadone treatment for opiate dependent patients in general practice and specialist clinic settings: Outcomes at 2-year follow-up. / Gossop, M; Stewart, D; Browne, N; Marsden, J.

In: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Vol. 24, No. 4, 06.2003, p. 313 - 321.

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Gossop, M, Stewart, D, Browne, N & Marsden, J 2003, 'Methadone treatment for opiate dependent patients in general practice and specialist clinic settings: Outcomes at 2-year follow-up', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 313 - 321. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0740-5472(03)00040-0

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Gossop, M., Stewart, D., Browne, N., & Marsden, J. (2003). Methadone treatment for opiate dependent patients in general practice and specialist clinic settings: Outcomes at 2-year follow-up. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 24(4), 313 - 321. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0740-5472(03)00040-0

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Gossop M, Stewart D, Browne N, Marsden J. Methadone treatment for opiate dependent patients in general practice and specialist clinic settings: Outcomes at 2-year follow-up. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2003 Jun;24(4):313 - 321. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0740-5472(03)00040-0

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Gossop, M ; Stewart, D ; Browne, N ; Marsden, J. / Methadone treatment for opiate dependent patients in general practice and specialist clinic settings: Outcomes at 2-year follow-up. In: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2003 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 313 - 321.

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