Methadone dose increase and abstinence reinforcement for treatment of continued heroin use during methadone maintenance.

@article{Preston2000MethadoneDI,
  title={Methadone dose increase and abstinence reinforcement for treatment of continued heroin use during methadone maintenance.},
  author={Kenzie L Preston and Annie Umbricht and David H. Epstein},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={395-404}
}
BACKGROUND Although methadone maintenance is an effective therapy for heroin dependence, some patients continue to use heroin and may benefit from therapeutic modifications. This study evaluated a behavioral intervention, a pharmacological intervention, and a combination of both interventions. METHODS Throughout the study all patients received daily methadone hydrochloride maintenance (initially 50 mg/d orally) and weekly counseling. Following baseline treatment patients who continued to use… CONTINUE READING

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