Study: Once-a-week opioid addiction treatment is effective

07/27/2006 | HealthDay News

Patients addicted to heroin and other opiates benefited as much from a once-weekly regimen of a drug combination plus psychotherapy as from medication taken three times a week and extended weekly counseling, according to a new report. The study looked at 166 opioid-addicted patients who were randomly assigned one of three treatments, and they found about the same effectiveness in all groups.

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