These Guidelines review the use of medicines such as methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone and clonidine in combination with psychosocial support in the treatment of people dependent on heroin or other opioids. Based on systematic reviews of the literature and using the GRADE approach to determining evidence quality, the guidelines contain specific recommendations on the range of issues faced in organizing treatment systems, managing treatment programmes and in treating people dependent on opioids. Developed in collaboration with internationally acclaimed experts from the different regions of the globe, this book should be of interest to policy makers, program managers, and clinicians everywhere who seek to alleviate the burden of opioid dependence.Zarkin GA, Dunlap LJ, Hicks KA and Mamo D (2005). Benefits and costs of methadone treatment: results from a lifetime simulation model. Health Economics . 14(11):1133-1150. 115. Barnett PG (1999). The cost-effectiveness of methadoneanbsp;...
|Title||:||Guidelines for the Psychosocially Assisted Pharmacological Treatment of Opioid Dependence|
|Author||:||World Health Organization, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime|
|Publisher||:||World Health Organization - 2009|