Role of Maintenance Treatment in Opioid Dependence
Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) involves the daily administration of the oral opioid agonist methadone as a treatment for opioid dependence - a persistent disorder with a substantial risk of premature death. MMT improves health and reduces illicit heroin use, infectious-disease transmission, and overdose death. However, its effectiveness is compromised if low maintenance doses of methadone (< 60 mg) are used and patients are pressured to become prematurely abstinent from methadone....[Show more]
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