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Interim Buprenorphine Treatment in Opiate Dependence: A Pilot Effectiveness Study.

Abrahamsson, Tove LU ; WIDINGHOFF, CAROLINA LU ; Lilliebladh, Anna LU ; Gedeon, Charlotte LU ; Nilvall, Kent and Håkansson, Anders C LU (2016) In Substance Abuse 37(1). p.104-104
Abstract
Interim methadone treatment (i.e. temporary medication-only treatment) has been tested in a few US studies as a method for facilitated referral to and initiation of opioid maintenance treatment in heroin dependence. However, despite the favorable safety profile of buprenorphine compared to methadone, interim treatment with buprenorphine rarely has been tested and reported in the scientific literature. The present pilot effectiveness study aims to assess the feasibility of an interim buprenorphine treatment for initiation of individuals with opiate dependence into full-scale opioid maintenance treatment, and to study baseline predictors of successful transfer to full-scale treatment.
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Substance Abuse
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37
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1
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109 pages
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Taylor & Francis
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  • pmid:26176490
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0889-7077
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10.1080/08897077.2015.1065541
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English
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  abstract     = {Interim methadone treatment (i.e. temporary medication-only treatment) has been tested in a few US studies as a method for facilitated referral to and initiation of opioid maintenance treatment in heroin dependence. However, despite the favorable safety profile of buprenorphine compared to methadone, interim treatment with buprenorphine rarely has been tested and reported in the scientific literature. The present pilot effectiveness study aims to assess the feasibility of an interim buprenorphine treatment for initiation of individuals with opiate dependence into full-scale opioid maintenance treatment, and to study baseline predictors of successful transfer to full-scale treatment.},
  author       = {Abrahamsson, Tove and WIDINGHOFF, CAROLINA and Lilliebladh, Anna and Gedeon, Charlotte and Nilvall, Kent and Håkansson, Anders C},
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  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Substance Abuse},
  title        = {Interim Buprenorphine Treatment in Opiate Dependence: A Pilot Effectiveness Study.},
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  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2016},
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