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NCJ Number: 244263 Find in a Library
Title: Panel on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Heroin and Other Opioid Abusing Offenders, October 3, 2007
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: October 2007
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Format: Web Page/Site
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Web page contains a summary of the discussion resulting from the Panel on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Heroin and Other Opioid Abusing Offenders held in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2007.
Abstract: This Web page located on the National Institute of Justice’s Web site, contains a summary of the panel discussion on medication-assisted treatment for heroin and other opioid abusing offenders held in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2007. The primary objective of the meeting was to examine the use of opioids and treatment options for offenders who are incarcerated or under supervision in the community. Previous research has found that while counseling and other non-medication treatment therapies can be successful, the use of medications such as methadone and buprenorphine can also improve outcomes for offenders. Several issues that could affect the outcomes for offenders were raised during the discussion. These included the treatment philosophy of complete abstinence (clean and sober), the appropriateness of short-term (buprenorphine) vs. long-term (methadone) regimens, heroin (including injection drug) vs. other opioid (prescription drug) abusers, and nonclinical problems of compliance and improper use (boosting with alcohol and other drugs).
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Buprenorphine; Drug dependence; Drug detoxification; Inmate drug treatment; Methadone; Right to treatment; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques; Workshops and seminars
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