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Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Bup/Nx) Facilitated Rehabilitation for Heroin Addicted Adolescents/Young Adults

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The usual treatment for opioid-addicted youth is detoxification and counseling. Some treatment providers are reluctant to use opioid agonist medications in this population, especially for long-term opioid maintenance. This study compared Bup/Nx treatment for 9 weeks and taper for 3 weeks to treatment as usual (Bup/Nx detox for 2 weeks). Both arms received counseling for 12 weeks.

CTN Protocol ID: 
CTN-0010
DSMB ID: 
DSMB-0010
Enrollment Status: 
Completed
ClinicalTrials.gov ID: 
Primary Outcomes Article: 

Woody, G., et al. (2008).  Extended vs. short-term buprenorphine-naloxone for treatment of opioid-addicted youth: a randomized trial.  Journal of the American Medical Association 300(17):2057-2059.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2610690/

Principal Investigator(s)
George E. Woody, M.D.
Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Treatment Research Institute
Department of Psychiatry
600 Public Ledger Building
150 S. Independence Mall - West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
woody@tresearch.org

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