Methadone maintenance vs. methadone taper during pregnancy: maternal and neonatal outcomes.

@article{Jones2008MethadoneMV,
  title={Methadone maintenance vs. methadone taper during pregnancy: maternal and neonatal outcomes.},
  author={Hendr{\'e}e E Jones and Kevin E. O'Grady and Debbie Malfi and Michelle Tuten},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={372-86}
}
This study compared five groups of participants: those receiving either three-day methadone-assisted withdrawal (MAW) alone (n = 67), three-day MAW followed by methadone maintenance (MM) (n = 8), seven-day MAW alone (n = 28), seven-day MAW followed by MM (n = 20), or a continuous MM sample (n = 52) enrolled between 1995-2001 in an urban drug treatment center. On average, patients in the three MM groups remained in treatment longer, attended more obstetrical visits, and more often delivered at… CONTINUE READING
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