Psychosocial treatment for opiate abuse and dependence.

  title={Psychosocial treatment for opiate abuse and dependence.},
  author={Soraya Mayet and Michael Farrell and Marica M F Ferri and L Santamaria Amato and M. Marina Davoli},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Substance dependence is a major social and public health problem; therefore it is a priority to develop effective treatments. The treatment of opioid dependence is complex. Previous Cochrane reviews have explored the efficacy of pharmacotherapy for opiate dependence. This current review focuses on the role of psychosocial interventions alone for the treatment of opiate dependence. There are many different psychosocial interventions offered to opiate addicts, which are widely spread… CONTINUE READING


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