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Accelerated withdrawal from methadone maintenance therapy using naltrexone and minimal sedation: a case series analysis

Glasgow, Nicholas; Taylor, Jo; Bell, James; Young, M; Bammer, Gabriele


The aim of this study was to measure the acceptability to stable methadone maintenance clients seeking termination of methadone treatment of accelerated withdrawal using a standardized protocol of naltrexone and minimal sedation; and to provide a first assessment of the probable demand for such treatment, characterize the withdrawal experience, and describe the outcomes for the clients using naltrexone for maintenance therapy for 3 months following withdrawal. We used an open label...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Drug and Alcohol Review


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