“Psychotherapy as an adjunct to buprenorphine maintenance treatment is linked to a significant improvement in long-term treatment retention rates compared to standard counseling provided by prescribing physicians.
The findings contradict some studies that suggest that psychotherapy offers no benefit over standard counseling,
“Our observational study suggests that receipt of psychotherapy in the first year of buprenorphine treatment is associated with greater retention,” said first author Ajay Manhapra, MD, lead physician at the Advanced PACT Pain Clinic at Hampton VA Medical Center in Virginia.
The findings were presented here at the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 28th Annual Meeting.”
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Source: Medscape.com – December 12, 2017