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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

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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.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder drug therapy, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:2011
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number:9
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Detoxification method
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance disorder drug therapy

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