Heroin maintenance for chronic heroin dependents.

  title={Heroin maintenance for chronic heroin dependents.},
  author={Marica M F Ferri and Matteo Davoli and Carlo Alberto Perucci},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Many medications have been used for stabilizing heroin users: Methadone, Buprenorphine and LAAM. The present review focus on the prescription of heroin to heroin dependents. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy and acceptability of heroin maintenance versus methadone or other substitution treatments for opioid dependence, in retaining patients in treatment; reducing the use of illicit substances and improving health and social functioning. SEARCH STRATEGY The Cochrane Central… CONTINUE READING
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