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Injection drug use of psychotropic agents for nontherapeutic purposes is associated with some of the most pernicious infectious diseases seen in the United States. There is an inextricable link between infection, injection drug use (IDU) and other risk behaviors, especially those related to sexual activity. A number of national surveys now provide excellent(More)
Detoxification from opioids remains an important first step in the treatment of many patients with opioid dependence. Several pharmacologic regimens have been used for opioid detoxification. In the United States, the partial mu-opioid agonist, buprenorphine (BUP) is the most recently approved pharmacotherapy for opioid detoxification and replacement. The(More)
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