Methadone versus buprenorphine maintenance for the treatment of heroin-dependent outpatients.

@article{Ahmadi2003MethadoneVB,
  title={Methadone versus buprenorphine maintenance for the treatment of heroin-dependent outpatients.},
  author={Jamshid Ahmadi},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={217-20}
}
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of methadone compared with buprenorphine maintenance therapy in heroin-dependent patients over a treatment period of 18 weeks. Subjects were randomized to receive either methadone or buprenorphine in a comparative double-blind study and consisted of 164 heroin-dependent male patients who met the DSM-IV criteria for heroin dependence and were seeking treatment. The 164 subjects included 41 patients in 1-mg, 41 patients in 3-mg, and 41 patients in… CONTINUE READING