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The role of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the development of naltrexone.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6088469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Naltrexone was administered to 114 opiate-addicted business executives and 15 opiate-addicted physicians within a highly structured abstinence-oriented aftercare program following an inpatient detoxification program that used clonidine. The majority of patients successfully completed 6 months of naltrexone treatment without missed visits or drug-positive urines, and were still opiate-free at 12- to 18-months follow-up. The most successful outcomes were achieved by those who had entered treatment with unequivocal job jeopardy. Our findings suggest that naltrexone can be an extremely useful adjunct in the treatment of opiate addiction when administered to employed, motivated patients within a highly structured therapeutic program.
H M Ginzburg; W J Glass
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical psychiatry     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0160-6689     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-22     Completed Date:  1984-10-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801243     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Clonidine / therapeutic use
Drug Administration Schedule
Drug Evaluation
Drug Evaluation, Preclinical
Drug and Narcotic Control
Naloxone / analogs & derivatives*
Naltrexone / therapeutic use*,  toxicity
Opioid-Related Disorders / drug therapy,  rehabilitation*
Patient Compliance
United States
United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carcinogens; 16590-41-3/Naltrexone; 4205-90-7/Clonidine; 465-65-6/Naloxone

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