Druglink article 1990 – New treatments for opiate dependence by Colin Brewer

For some opiate addicts the usual oral methadone regimes are inappropriate or ineffective. Alternative regimes are available. Injectable methadone ampoules can now be labelled to help prevent diversion. Long-acting substitutes for methadone and drugs that block the effects of opiates can improve treatment compliance and prevent relapse. New combinations of drugs can achieve safe opiate withdrawal in 4-5 days.

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Additional keywords: Clonidine / Narcotic agonists / Naltrexone / LAAM