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Short-term outcomes of five heroin detoxification methods in the Australian NEPOD Project

Digiusto, Erol; Lintzeris, Nicholas; Breen, Courtney; Kimber, Jo; Mattick, Richard P; Bell, James; Ali, Robert; Saunders, John B; Bammer, Gabriele


This study included 380 participants in five heroin detoxification trials whose data were pooled to enable direct comparison of five detoxification methods in the Australian National Evaluation of Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence (NEPOD). Rapid detoxification achieved similar initial abstinence rates with either anaesthesia or sedation (average 59%), which were higher than was achieved by inpatient detoxification using clonidine plus other symptomatic medications (24%), which in turn was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Addictive Behaviors
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2004.06.002


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