Heroin

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This article provides guidance on the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, and discusses various treatment plans.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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The ASI Self-Report Form asks questions about the following topics: your background and employment, your health and family relationships, your legal situation, and your drug and alcohol use.
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Center for Health Care Evaluation (CHCE)
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This book presents an historical overview of heroin use in the USA, as well as articles by experts in the field which focus on current developments and emerging trends in prevention, treatment, distribution and consumption. Filling a void in the literature on what is known about the `new' heroin users, this volume also updates the reader on the status of aging heroin-addicted populations who initiated use of the drug prior to the `age of cocaine'.
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SAGE Publications
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A very long-term longitudinal study of heroin addicts. The information presented is excellent, although the experiences of heroin addicts who began using the drug in the late 1960s may be substantially different from the experiences of modern addicts.
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Hser YI, Hoffman V, Grella CE, Anglin MD. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001;58(5):503-508.
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This document from NIDA discusses how heroin is abused, how it affects the brain, and adverse affects it has on health. Treatment options are also discussed, with information on methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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This research report from NIDA - written in Spanish - discusses the scope of heroin use in the US, immediate and long term effects of heroin use, the medical complications of heroin use, how heroin abuse affects pregnant women, and more. It also discusses treatments for heroin addiction, including buprenorphine.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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This abstract discusses a study done on the feasibility of an unobserved buprenorphine induction protocol. The study involved 103 patients who were heroin users and prescription opioid misusers, and discusses safety and rates of complications from induction through follow-up.
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Journal of General Internal Medicine
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This 2007 article study examined the quality of life of heroin-dependent patients being treated with methadone vs. heroin-dependent patients being treated with buprenorphine.
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American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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This 2003 study found that buprenorphine and methadone were equally as effective in heroin-dependent patients; however, treatment retention was lower for buprenrophine.
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Addiction
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