Juana Tomás-Rosselló

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Many studies have documented the safety, efficacy, and effectiveness of long-acting opioids (L-AOs), such as methadone and buprenorphine, in the treatment of heroin addiction. This article reviews the pharmacological differences between L-AO medications and short-acting opioids (heroin) in terms of reinforcing properties, pharmacokinetics, effects on the(More)
Key to the dissemination of evidence-based addiction treatments is the exchange of experiences and mutual support among treatment practitioners, as well as the availability of accurate addiction training materials and effective trainers. To address the shortage of such resources, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) created Treatnet, a(More)
Over 280 000 people who use drugs are detained in some 1000 compulsory centres in East and South East Asia [1]. Administered through either criminal or administrative law, compulsory centres are operated by a range of government agencies, depending upon the country, including law enforcement authorities, the judiciary, local or municipal authorities,(More)
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