We sought to inform the following stylized policy choice. A dependent heroin user has come to the attention of authorities in a form that allows a one-year prison term, a course of pharmacotherapy maintenance or a stay in a residential rehabilitation to be pursued (e.g. The individual has been arrested). How would each perform in terms of both program cost and reduction in drug use?


Date Commenced
25 Mar 2005
Resource Type
DPMP Bulletins