Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs
Publisher: US Dept. of Health and Human Services Staff 2005
Number of pages: 356
Opioid addiction is a problem with high costs to individuals, families, and society. This TIP provides a detailed description of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, including optional approaches such as comprehensive maintenance treatment, detoxification, and medically supervised withdrawal.
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