Heroin maintenance for chronic heroin-dependent individuals.

@article{Ferri2011HeroinMF,
  title={Heroin maintenance for chronic heroin-dependent individuals.},
  author={Marica Ferri and Marina Davoli and Carlo A. Perucci},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={
          CD003410
        }
}
BACKGROUND Several types of medications have been used for stabilizing heroin users: Methadone, Buprenorphine and levo-alpha-acetyl-methadol (LAAM.) The present review focuses on the prescription of heroin to heroin-dependent individuals. OBJECTIVES To compare heroin maintenance to methadone or other substitution treatments for opioid dependence regarding: efficacy and acceptability, retaining patients in treatment, reducing the use of illicit substances, and improving health and social… 

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