A study published online May 12, 2014 in Substance Abuse compared demographic characteristics and treatment outcomes of 252 patients enrolling in a methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) program with those of 252 buprenorphine patients starting treatment in an internal medicine practice affiliated with a medical school. The authors planned the study as “a real-life … [Read more...] about Research Report: Patients Treated With Methadone vs. Buprenorphine: Differences in Demographic Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes
Life Concerns of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Users—What Are They, and How Do They Differ?
The daily worries and instabilities that plague opioid-dependent patients can make it difficult for providers to deliver effective long-term substance-abuse and medical treatment. Lack of information about patients’ life concerns leaves providers without direction about key issues that may cause patients to leave treatment. In the first study to classify life concerns in … [Read more...] about Life Concerns of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Users—What Are They, and How Do They Differ?