Helge Waal
Position: Professor emeritus
Phone: +47-23368992 / +47-23368900
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Publications 2017

Kjoesnes R, Waal H, Hauff E, Gossop M (2017)
Severe trauma among substance users in opioid maintenance treatment: users' assessment of worst trauma and clinical assessment of PTSD
Heroin Addict. Relat. Clin. Probl., 19 (1), 5-11

Nyhagen HT, Waal H (2017)
The ageing OMT patient
Nord. Stud. Alcohol Drugs, 34 (1), 72-79

Waal H, Mørland J (2017)
[No title available]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 137 (4), 262
PubMed 28225228

Publications 2016

Henriksen K, Waal H, Krajci P (2016)
Will non-compliant 'hard-to-treat' opioid-dependent patients profit from low threshold methadone treatment? A prospective 15-month evaluation of patients on Low Dosage Methadone treatment at Oslo University Hospital
Heroin Addict. Relat. Clin. Probl., 18 (3), 23-27

Publications 2015

Bernard JP, Khiabani HZ, Hilberg T, Karinen R, Slørdal L, Waal H, Mørland J (2015)
Characteristics of methadone-related fatalities in Norway
J Forensic Leg Med, 36, 114-20
PubMed 26439870

Welle-Strand GK, Skurtveit S, Tanum L, Waal H, Bakstad B, Bjarkø L, Ravndal E (2015)
Tapering from Methadone or Buprenorphine during Pregnancy: Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Norway 1996-2009
Eur Addict Res, 21 (5), 253-61
PubMed 25967268

Waal H (2015)
[Norway on the overdose top?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 135 (18), 1624
PubMed 26442722

Publications 2014

Bukten A, Skurtveit S, Waal H, Clausen T (2014)
Factors associated with dropout among patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) and predictors of re-entry. A national registry-based study
Addict Behav, 39 (10), 1504-9
PubMed 24960556

Wüsthoff LE, Waal H, Gråwe RW (2014)
The effectiveness of integrated treatment in patients with substance use disorders co-occurring with anxiety and/or depression--a group randomized trial
BMC Psychiatry, 14, 67
PubMed 24597469

Waal H (2014)
[Advances in the detention cell]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 134 (3), 263
PubMed 24518445

Waal H, Clausen T, Gjersing L, Gossop M (2014)
Open drug scenes: responses of five European cities
BMC Public Health, 14, 853
PubMed 25128331

Publications 2013

Bukten A, Røislien J, Skurtveit S, Waal H, Gossop M, Clausen T (2013)
A day-by-day investigation of changes in criminal convictions before and after entering and leaving opioid maintenance treatment: a national cohort study
BMC Psychiatry, 13, 262
PubMed 24131480

Gjersing L, Jonassen KV, Biong S, Ravndal E, Waal H, Bramness JG, Clausen T (2013)
Diversity in causes and characteristics of drug-induced deaths in an urban setting
Scand J Public Health, 41 (2), 119-25
PubMed 23302498

Helseth V, Samet S, Johnsen J, Bramness JG, Waal H (2013)
Independent or Substance-Induced Mental Disorders? An Investigation of Comorbidity in an Acute Psychiatric Unit
J. Dual Diagn., 9 (1), 78-86

Sarfi M, Sundet JM, Waal H (2013)
Maternal stress and behavioral adaptation in methadone- or buprenorphine-exposed toddlers
Infant Behav Dev, 36 (4), 707-16
PubMed 23999378

Waal H (2013)
Is sustained release natrexone an option for heroin-dependent pregnant women?
Addiction, 108 (2), 252-3
PubMed 23331879

Waal H (2013)
[To embrace the weak]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 133 (11), 1166
PubMed 23759770

Waal H, Gossop M (2013)
Making sense of differing overdose mortality: contributions to improved understanding of European patterns
Eur Addict Res, 20 (1), 8-15
PubMed 23921286

Publications 2012

Bernard JP, Havnes I, Slørdal L, Waal H, Mørland J, Khiabani HZ (2012)
Methadone-related deaths in Norway
Forensic Sci Int, 224 (1-3), 111-6
PubMed 23246070

Havnes I, Bukten A, Gossop M, Waal H, Stangeland P, Clausen T (2012)
Reductions in convictions for violent crime during opioid maintenance treatment: a longitudinal national cohort study
Drug Alcohol Depend, 124 (3), 307-10
PubMed 22382045

Pedersen K, Waal H, Kringlen E (2012)
Patients with nonaffective psychosis are at increased risk for heroin use disorders
Eur Addict Res, 18 (3), 124-9
PubMed 22354141

Skeie I, Brekke M, Clausen T, Gossop M, Lindbaek M, Reinertsen E, Thoresen M, Waal H (2012)
Increased somatic morbidity in the first year after leaving opioid maintenance treatment: results from a Norwegian cohort study
Eur Addict Res, 19 (4), 194-201
PubMed 23257574

Welle-Strand GK, Skurtveit S, Jones HE, Waal H, Bakstad B, Bjarkø L, Ravndal E (2012)
Neonatal outcomes following in utero exposure to methadone or buprenorphine: a National Cohort Study of opioid-agonist treatment of Pregnant Women in Norway from 1996 to 2009
Drug Alcohol Depend, 127 (1-3), 200-6
PubMed 22841456

Wüsthoff LE, Waal H, Gråwe RW (2012)
When research meets reality-lessons learned from a pragmatic multisite group-randomized clinical trial on psychosocial interventions in the psychiatric and addiction field
Subst Abuse, 6, 95-106
PubMed 22933843

Waal H, Brekke M, Clausen T, Lindbæk M, Rosta J, Skeie I, Aasland OG (2012)
General practitioners' views on drug-assisted rehabilitation
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 132 (16), 1861-6
PubMed 22986970

Publications 2011

Bukten A, Skurtveit S, Gossop M, Waal H, Stangeland P, Havnes I, Clausen T (2011)
Engagement with opioid maintenance treatment and reductions in crime: a longitudinal national cohort study
Addiction, 107 (2), 393-9
PubMed 21883606

Bukten A, Skurtveit S, Stangeland P, Gossop M, Willersrud AB, Waal H, Havnes I, Clausen T (2011)
Criminal convictions among dependent heroin users during a 3-year period prior to opioid maintenance treatment: a longitudinal national cohort study
J Subst Abuse Treat, 41 (4), 407-14
PubMed 21839605

Lobmaier PP, Kunøe N, Gossop M, Waal H (2011)
Naltrexone depot formulations for opioid and alcohol dependence: a systematic review
CNS Neurosci Ther, 17 (6), 629-36
PubMed 21554565

Sarfi M, Smith L, Waal H, Sundet JM (2011)
Risks and realities: dyadic interaction between 6-month-old infants and their mothers in opioid maintenance treatment
Infant Behav Dev, 34 (4), 578-89
PubMed 21824659

Skeie I, Brekke M, Gossop M, Lindbaek M, Reinertsen E, Thoresen M, Waal H (2011)
Changes in somatic disease incidents during opioid maintenance treatment: results from a Norwegian cohort study
BMJ Open, 1 (1), e000130
PubMed 22021771

Vindenes V, Yttredal B, Oiestad EL, Waal H, Bernard JP, Mørland JG, Christophersen AS (2011)
Oral fluid is a viable alternative for monitoring drug abuse: detection of drugs in oral fluid by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and comparison to the results from urine samples from patients treated with Methadone or Buprenorphine
J Anal Toxicol, 35 (1), 32-9
PubMed 21219701

Wüsthoff LE, Waal H, Ruud T, Gråwe RW (2011)
A cross-sectional study of patients with and without substance use disorders in Community Mental Health Centres
BMC Psychiatry, 11, 93
PubMed 21605358

Publications 2010

Anchersen K, Hansteen V, Gossop M, Clausen T, Waal H (2010)
Opioid maintenance patients with QTc prolongation: congenital long QT syndrome mutation may be a contributing risk factor
Drug Alcohol Depend, 112 (3), 216-9
PubMed 20702049

Bramness JG, Clausen T, Duckert F, Ravndal E, Waal H (2010)
Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity The Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research (SERAF)
Addiction, 106 (8), 1381-5
PubMed 20735364

Gjersing L, Waal H, Caplehorn JR, Gossop M, Clausen T (2010)
Staff attitudes and the associations with treatment organisation, clinical practices and outcomes in opioid maintenance treatment
BMC Health Serv Res, 10, 194
PubMed 20604924

Kunøe N, Lobmaier P, Vederhus JK, Hjerkinn B, Gossop M, Hegstad S, Kristensen Ø, Waal H (2010)
Challenges to antagonist blockade during sustained-release naltrexone treatment
Addiction, 105 (9), 1633-9
PubMed 20707781

Kunøe N, Lobmaier P, Vederhus JK, Hjerkinn B, Hegstad S, Gossop M, Kristensen O, Waal H (2010)
Retention in naltrexone implant treatment for opioid dependence
Drug Alcohol Depend, 111 (1-2), 166-9
PubMed 20570059

Lobmaier P, Gossop M, Waal H, Bramness J (2010)
The pharmacological treatment of opioid addiction--a clinical perspective
Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 66 (6), 537-45
PubMed 20169438

Lobmaier PP, Kunøe N, Gossop M, Katevoll T, Waal H (2010)
Naltrexone implants compared to methadone: outcomes six months after prison release
Eur Addict Res, 16 (3), 139-45
PubMed 20424458

Wüsthoff LE, Waal H, Ruud T, Røislien J, Gråwe RW (2010)
Identifying co-occurring substance use disorders in community mental health centres. Tailored approaches are needed
Nord J Psychiatry, 65 (1), 58-64
PubMed 20507263

Waal H (2010)
NISUD—progress, backlash or sidetrack?
Addiction, 105 (12), 2050-1; discussion 2056
PubMed 21105301

Waal H, Bramness JG (2010)
[Benzodiazepines to people with substance abuse problems?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 130 (6), 610-2
PubMed 20349006

Publications 2009

Anchersen K, Clausen T, Gossop M, Hansteen V, Waal H (2009)
Prevalence and clinical relevance of corrected QT interval prolongation during methadone and buprenorphine treatment: a mortality assessment study
Addiction, 104 (6), 993-9
PubMed 19392907

Clausen T, Havnes IA, Waal H (2009)
[Overdose statistics--a complicated account]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 129 (21), 2233-6
PubMed 19898571

Clausen T, Waal H, Thoresen M, Gossop M (2009)
Mortality among opiate users: opioid maintenance therapy, age and causes of death
Addiction, 104 (8), 1356-62
PubMed 19426288

Helseth V, Lykke-Enger T, Johnsen J, Waal H (2009)
Substance use disorders among psychotic patients admitted to inpatient psychiatric care
Nord J Psychiatry, 63 (1), 72-7
PubMed 19034727

Kunøe N, Lobmaier P, Vederhus JK, Hjerkinn B, Hegstad S, Gossop M, Kristensen Ø, Waal H (2009)
Naltrexone implants after in-patient treatment for opioid dependence: randomised controlled trial
Br J Psychiatry, 194 (6), 541-6
PubMed 19478295

Sarfi M, Martinsen H, Bakstad B, Røislien J, Waal H (2009)
Patterns in sleep-wakefulness in three-month old infants exposed to methadone or buprenorphine
Early Hum Dev, 85 (12), 773-8
PubMed 19931991

Shaygani S, Waal H (2009)
[Treatment of opioid withdrawal]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 129 (2), 114-5
PubMed 19151804

Publications 2008

Skeie I, Brekke M, Lindbaek M, Waal H (2008)
Somatic health among heroin addicts before and during opioid maintenance treatment: a retrospective cohort study
BMC Public Health, 8, 43
PubMed 18237421

Publications 2007

Clausen T, Anchersen K, Waal H (2007)
Mortality prior to, during and after opioid maintenance treatment (OMT): a national prospective cross-registry study
Drug Alcohol Depend, 94 (1-3), 151-7
PubMed 18155364

Kornør H, Waal H, Sandvik L (2007)
Time-limited buprenorphine replacement therapy for opioid dependence: 2-year follow-up outcomes in relation to programme completion and current agonist therapy status
Drug Alcohol Rev, 26 (2), 135-41
PubMed 17364848

Kunøe N, Waal H (2007)
Opioid overdose deaths can occur in patients with naltrexone implants
Med J Aust, 187 (1), 56; author reply 56-7
PubMed 17605713

Pedersen K, Sandvik L, Waal H (2007)
Evaluation of DTES - A simple drug-taking scale
Addict. Res. Theory, 15 (6), 637-649

Skeie I, Brekke M, Lindbaek M, Waal H (2007)
[General practitioners can take responsibility for medication-based rehabilitation]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 127 (3), 296-7
PubMed 17279108

Waal H (2007)
Merits and problems in high-threshold methadone maintenance treatment. Evaluation of medication-assisted rehabilitation in Norway 1998-2004
Eur Addict Res, 13 (2), 66-73
PubMed 17356277

Waal H (2007)
[Dual diagnoses and dual messages]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 127 (15), 1922
PubMed 17700729

Waal H (2007)
[Substance abuse and specialist health services]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 127 (3), 302
PubMed 17288038

Waal H, Krook AL, Hansteen V (2007)
[Methadone treatment and heart arrhythmia]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 127 (4), 459; author reply 459-60
PubMed 17304281

Waal H, Krook AL, Hansteen V (2007)
[Methadone and arrhythmia--final comment]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 127 (7), 913; author reply 913
PubMed 17435820

Publications 2006

Kornør H, Waal H, Ali RL (2006)
Abstinence-orientated buprenorphine replacement therapy for young adults in out-patient counselling
Drug Alcohol Rev, 25 (2), 123-30
PubMed 16627301

Waal H, Frogopsahl G, Olsen L, Christophersen AS, Mørland J (2006)
Naltrexone implants -- duration, tolerability and clinical usefulness. A pilot study
Eur Addict Res, 12 (3), 138-44
PubMed 16778434

Publications 2005

Kornør H, Waal H (2005)
From opioid maintenance to abstinence: a literature review
Drug Alcohol Rev, 24 (3), 267-74
PubMed 16096130

Publications 2004

Kornør H, Waal H (2004)
[Methadone dose, treatment duration and heroin use in drug-assisted rehabilitation]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 124 (3), 332-4
PubMed 14963504

Krook AL, Waal H, Hansteen V (2004)
[Routine ECG in methadone-assisted rehabilitation is wrong prioritization]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 124 (22), 2940-1
PubMed 15550974

Olsen L, Christophersen AS, Frogopsahl G, Waal H, Mørland J (2004)
Plasma concentrations during naltrexone implant treatment of opiate-dependent patients
Br J Clin Pharmacol, 58 (2), 219-22
PubMed 15255807

Publications 2003

Bachs L, Waal H (2003)
[Naltrexone in the treatment of addiction]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 123 (12), 1665-7
PubMed 12821984

Waal H (2003)
[Tragedies in drunk cells]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 123 (8), 1047
PubMed 12760215

Waal H, Christophersen AS, Frogopsahl G, Olsen LH, Mørland J (2003)
[Naltrexone implants--a pilot project]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 123 (12), 1660-1
PubMed 12821982

Waal H, Aamodt Ø, Olsen H (2003)
[Use of naltrexone in the treatment of young drug addicts]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 123 (12), 1662-4
PubMed 12821983

Publications 2002

Bramness JG, Bachs LC, Waal H (2002)
[Buprenorphine as maintenance treatment in rehabilitation of heroin addicts]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 122 (25), 2452-4
PubMed 12448114

Krook AL, Brørs O, Dahlberg J, Grouff K, Magnus P, Røysamb E, Waal H (2002)
A placebo-controlled study of high dose buprenorphine in opiate dependents waiting for medication-assisted rehabilitation in Oslo, Norway
Addiction, 97 (5), 533-42
PubMed 12033654

Waal H, Dahl IV (2002)
[From "quota prescription" to drug-assisted rehabilitation--experiences with the temporary guidelines]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 122 (12), 1228-31
PubMed 12089853

Publications 2001

Waal H, Krook AL, Welle-Strand G, Espegren O, Hole R, Lazaridis KB, Sandvold M, Moen S, Høiseth T (2001)
[A national model for drug-supported rehabilitation of opiate addicts]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 121 (19), 2301-5
PubMed 11571885

Publications 2000

Walby FA, Borg P, Eikeseth PH, Neegaard E, Kjerpeseth K, Bruvik S, Waal H (2000)
[Use of methadone in the treatment of psychotic patients with heroin dependence]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 120 (2), 195-8
PubMed 10851915

Publications 1999

Blix O, Bruvik S, Waal H (1999)
[The Oslo methadone project]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 119 (2), 242-6
PubMed 10081358

Waal H, Blix O, Krook A, Olsen H (1999)
[Methadone used in the treatment of opioid dependence]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 119 (2), 237-41
PubMed 10081357

Publications 1998

Waal H (1998)
[Dogmatism on methadone]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 118 (25), 3996
PubMed 9830350

Waal H (1998)
[Is methadone a solution?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 118 (20), 3104
PubMed 9760849

Waal H (1998)
[Is methadone effective?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 118 (23), 3673
PubMed 9820017

Publications 1996

Waal H (1996)
[When your needs are most urgent, you will be denied help. Indistinct borderlines between advertisment, campaigns and information]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 116 (11), 1370-1
PubMed 8658420

Publications 1995

Faerden A, Waal H, Rønnow S (1995)
[Long-term psychiatric patients in a sector of Oslo]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 115 (29), 3638-41
PubMed 8539723

Rønnow S, Waal H (1995)
[Increasing number of involuntary emergency admissions to psychiatric institutions]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 115 (19), 2376-80
PubMed 7667852

Waal H (1995)
[Back to a more health-oriented narcotic policy?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 115 (9), 1048-9
PubMed 7725281

Waal H (1995)
[To buy scientists?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 115 (6), 734-5
PubMed 7900139

Publications 1993

Ersland S, Kringlen E, Waal H, Thaulow JF (1993)
[Lobotomy at the Gaustad hospital]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 113 (17), 2092-5
PubMed 8337667

Waal H, Kringlen E, Ersland S, Thaulow JF (1993)
[What can we learn from the lobotomy period?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 113 (17), 2121-5
PubMed 8337674

Publications 1992

Waal H (1992)
[Methadone treatment of narcotic addicts--can it be defended?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 112 (3), 374-5
PubMed 1553680

Publications 1991

Waal H, Knutsen T, Welle-Strand G (1991)
[Methadone maintenance of HIV-infected drug addicts with immune deficiency]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 111 (25), 3083-6
PubMed 1658974

Publications 1990

Knutsen T, Waal H (1990)
[Therapeutic and health care needs of HIV positive drug abusers. A study from an emergency institution]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 110 (22), 2861-3
PubMed 2219061

Publications 1989

Helgeland I, Waal H (1989)
[Can adolescents with behavioral disorders be helped? Problems among young people--behavioral disorders--preventive attempts--follow-up studies--evaluation]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 109 (14), 1509-12
PubMed 2749637

Waal H (1989)
[Buprenorphine (Temgesic)--a new agent for abuse]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 109 (12), 1326-7
PubMed 2734763

Waal H, Helgeland I (1989)
[Punishment, fostering, education and treatment. An integrated model for adolescents with behavioral disorders]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 109 (14), 1513-6
PubMed 2749638

Publications 1983

Dahl AA, Waal H (1983)
An outcome study of primal therapy
Psychother Psychosom, 39 (3), 154-64
PubMed 6622628

Publications 1980

Holsten F, Waal H (1980)
Evaluation of the drug taker. A step to an evaluation of treatment
Acta Psychiatr Scand Suppl, 284, 29-41
PubMed 6935930

Holsten F, Waal H (1980)
The DTES - drug taking evaluation scale. A simple scale for the evaluation of drug taking behaviour
Acta Psychiatr Scand, 61 (4), 275-305
PubMed 7446185

Waal H, Holsten F (1980)
Evaluation of drug taking behaviour. Some theoretical and methodological considerations
Acta Psychiatr Scand, 61 (2), 127-34
PubMed 7361585

Publications 1977

Waal H (1977)
[The new sex therapy]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 97 (4), 200-2
PubMed 841552

Waal H (1977)
[Evaluation of changes in the structure of a mental hospital]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 97 (19-21), 1035-9
PubMed 898142

Waal H (1977)
[Ward personnel in the psychiatric hospital keeper, caretaker, nurse or therapist?]
Sykepleien, 64 (18), 1019-21, 1037
PubMed 244025

Waal H (1977)
[Role changes for doctors, psychologists and trained social workers during structure changes at the psychiatric hospitals]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 97 (16), 846-8
PubMed 877937

Waal H (1977)
[Process- or task oriented evaluation?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 97 (19-21), 1001-3
PubMed 898130

Waal H (1977)
[Occupational groups and milieu therapy - various comments]
Sykepleien, 64 (20), 1144-6
PubMed 245814

Waal H (1977)
[Organization and structural changes. Evaluation of open systems]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 97 (19-21), 1016-8
PubMed 898135

Waal H, Baksaas R, Miljeteig M, Sundal N (1977)
[Team work situation in psychiatric hospital wards are changing]
Sykepleien, 64 (19), 1086-90
PubMed 244034

Publications 1973

Waal H (1973)
[Drug addiction and drug abuse in adolescence]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 93 (14), 1047-52
PubMed 4755947

Publications 1972

Waal H (1972)
[Chronic "sniffers"]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 92 (10), 701-6
PubMed 5028420

Publications 1971

Kofstad J, Boe G, Waal H (1971)
[Detection of drug abuse with thin-layer chromatography of urine]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 91 (9), 654-6
PubMed 5576180

Waal H (1971)
[The present status of adolescent drug addiction in Norway. Theoretical considerations, historical development and treatment offered]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 91 (5), 367-74
PubMed 5546519