Heroin Treatment Research: Collection I (NIDA Notes)

Article 1: Depot Naltrexone Appears Safe and Effective for Heroin Addiction; Article 2: Interim Methadone Raises Odds of Enrolling in Comprehensive Treatment; Article 3: Buprenorphine Plus Behavioral Therapy Is Effective for Adolescents With Opioid Addiction

About the Course:

This course is based on three NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief, relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.

Depot Naltrexone Appears Safe and Effective for Heroin Addiction
describes how a long-lasting, injectable formula of naltrexone performed well in a pilot clinical trial.

Interim Methadone Raises Odds of Enrolling in Comprehensive Treatment
explains how patients reduced heroin abuse and criminal activity while awaiting admission to a treatment program.

Buprenorphine Plus Behavioral Therapy Is Effective for Adolescents With Opioid Addiction
recalls how a new study looks at extending the role of buprenorphine for treatment of adolescents.

All three articles are contained in one PDF.

Journal/Publisher:

NIDA

Publication Date:

April 2007 and October 2006

Author

Sarah Teagle and Patrick Zickler

About the Author:

Sarah Teagle and Patrick Zickler are NIDA Notes contributing writers.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about how depot naltrexone appears safe and effective for heroin addiction; how interim methadone raises odds of enrolling in comprehensive treatment, and how buprenorphine plus behavioral therapy is effective for adolescents with opioid addiction. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how depot naltrexone appears safe and effective for heroin addiction.

  2. Identify how interim methadone raises odds of enrolling in comprehensive treatment.

  3. Describe how buprenorphine plus behavioral therapy is effective for adolescents with opioid addiction.

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