Detoxification

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A reference tool used to provide clinicians with stabilization resources for substance use disorder within active duty and veteran populations, including resources on pharmacological treatment and substance titration.
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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders
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This newsletter article from NAABT.org lists and describes 15 ways patients can save money on buprenorphine treatment.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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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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This journal article compares the effectiveness of detoxification vs. continuing buprenorphine-naloxone therapy for treating opioid-addicted adolescents. The study followed 152 patients between the ages of 15 and 21 who were randomly selected to receive either a 12-week buprenorphone-naloxone program, or a 14-day taper.
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The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
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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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This website provides online access to findings from three national studies of drug abuse treatment effectiveness funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The information is usefully organized by population (adults and adolescents) and modality (outpatient methadone, outpatient drug-free, short-term inpatient, and long-term residential).
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Texas Christian University
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