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The science and practice of medication-assisted treatments for opioid dependence

Anna Pecoraro, Michelle Ma, George E Woody
Substance Use & Misuse 2012, 47 (8-9): 1026-40
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This paper briefly reviews the evolution of opioid addiction treatment from humanitarian to scientific and evidence-based, the evidence bases supporting major medication-assisted treatments and adjunctive psychosocial techniques, as well as challenges faced by clinicians and treatment providers seeking to provide those treatments. Attitudes, politics, policy, and financial issues are discussed.

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