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A randomized controlled trial of buprenorphine in the management of short-term ambulatory heroin withdrawal

Lintzeris, Nicholas; Jolley, Damien; Rushworth, Louise; Bell, James; Bammer, Gabriele


Aim: To determine whether buprenorphine is more effective than clonidine and other symptomatic medications in managing ambulatory heroin withdrawal. Design: Open label, prospective randomized controlled trial examining withdrawal and 4-week postwithdrawal outcomes on intention-to-treat. Setting: Two specialist, out-patient drug treatment centres in inner city Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Participants: One hundred and fourteen dependent heroin users were recruited. Participants were 18 years...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Addiction
DOI: 10.1046/j.1360-0443.2002.00215.x


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