As one of the first in the world, the research was done as part of Kunøe's doctoral study at the University of Oslo.
– Our main finding was that for those patients who received implants reduced the use of heroin with a proportion of 2 / 3 compared to those who did not get it, “says Kunøe to TV 2.
The president of association for human drug policy Arild Knutsen told that this is an important milestone.
About the Research
60 heroin addicts took part in the project having continued for seven years. During the 6 months, the capsules were effective, more than half of the 60 participants wanted to continue the treatment afterwards.