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A pilot study of naltrexone-accelerated detoxification in opioid dependence

Bell, Jon F; Young, M; Masterman, S; Morris, Alan; Bammer, Gabriele; Mattick, Richard P


Objective: 1. To determine whether naltrexone-accelerated detoxification with minimal sedation is an acceptable and effective form of induction onto naltrexone. 2. To monitor outcomes of detoxified patients. Design: Observational study. Setting: Medical ward of a general hospital (for detoxification) and a community clinic (for follow-up) in Sydney, NSW, 1998. Patients: 15 heroin users and 15 people seeking withdrawal from methadone. Intervention: Detoxification used naltrexone (12.5 or 50 mg),...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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