• Non-attendance at counselling therapy in cocaine-using methadone-maintained patients: lessons learnt from an abandoned randomised controlled trial.

      Darker, C; Sweeney, B; El Hassan, H; Kelly, A; O' Connor, S; Smyth, B; Barry, J; Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College Centre for Health Sciences, Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. Catherine.Darker@tcd.ie (2012-12)
      Recently, the authors commenced a randomised controlled trial to study the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural coping skills (CBCS) to reduce cocaine usage in methadone-maintained patients' in a clinical setting by assessing attendance at treatment sessions and outcomes in terms of cocaine use. However, recruitment into the study stopped when it became apparent that attendance at counselling sessions was poor.