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Amato, Laura and Minozzi, Silvia and Davoli, Marina and Vecchi, Simona [The Cochrane Library] . (2011) Psychosocial and pharmacological treatments versus pharmacological treatments for opioid detoxification. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (9) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005031.pub4

URL: http://mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysre...

Different pharmacological approaches aimed at opioid detoxification are effective. Nevertheless a majority of patients relapse to heroin use, and relapses are a substantial problem in the rehabilitation of heroin users. Some studies have suggested that the sorts of symptoms which are most distressing to addicts during detoxification are psychological rather than physiological symptoms associated with the withdrawal syndrome.

Objectives:
To evaluate the effectiveness of any psychosocial plus any pharmacological interventions versus any pharmacological alone for opioid detoxification, in helping patients to complete the treatment, reduce the use of substances and improve health and social status.


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