Primary care-based ambulatory opioid detoxification: the results of a clinical trial.

@article{Oconnor1995PrimaryCA,
  title={Primary care-based ambulatory opioid detoxification: the results of a clinical trial.},
  author={Patrick G O'connor and Waugh Me and Kathleen M. Carroll and Bruce James Rounsaville and Diagkogiannis Ia and Richard S Schottenfeld},
  journal={Journal of general internal medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={
          255-60
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of primary care-based ambulatory opioid detoxification (AOD) using two protocols: clonidine and clonidine plus naltrexone. SETTING The Central Medical Unit (CMU)--a freestanding primary care medical clinic staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners. PATIENTS Injection drug users (IDUs) seeking substance abuse treatment between the ages of 18 and 50 years who were addicted to opioids (e.g., heroin) and not currently in drug treatment. INTERVENTIONS… CONTINUE READING
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