2001 – 2006
Bundesministerium für Gesundheit und beteiligte Städte/Bundesländer
The Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony took part in the German model project on heroin prescription for opiate addicts. Using self-reported data on delinquency as well as police data on suspects, the study looked at whether drug-related crime declines to a greater extent in the heroin prescription group compared to a methadone control group.
A summary of the findings of the study is available on the project website.