Some drug addicts more likely to relapse than others: Study

Posted by - April 13, 2016

This post was originally published on this siteOpioids are highly addicting and liable for abuse. Methadone maintenance treatment is the most common intervention for those with drug addiction, but relapse is common, with 46% of patients continuing to use illicit opioids during or after the methadone treatment.

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Hydromorphone vs. diacetylmorphine for long-term opioid addiction

Posted by - April 6, 2016

This post was originally published on this siteIn most analyses, injectable hydromorphone hydrochloride was not worse than diacetylmorphine hydrochloride (pharmaceutical heroin) to treat long-term severe opioid dependence and that could provide alternative treatment for patients where diacetylmorphine is unavailable because of political or regulatory reasons or for patients in whom it was unsuccessful, according to

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