Optimizing response to methadone maintenance treatment: use of higher-dose methadone.

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Using signs, symptoms and serum methadone levels to guide evaluation, the authors treated 164 patients in a methadone maintenance program with doses of methadone exceeding 100 mg/d. The mean dose of these higher dose (HD) patients was 211 mg/d (range 110-780 mg/d). A comparison group (C) of 101 patients was randomly selected from the general clinic… (More)

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