This was a randomized outpatient study for treatment-seeking participants dependent on prescription opioid analgesics. The primary objective was to determine whether the addition of individual drug counseling to the prescription of buprenorphine/naloxone (Bup/Nx) and Standard Medical Management (SMM) improves outcome. Participants were randomized at the beginning of each of two phases to receive BUP/NX paired with either Standard Medical Management (SMM) or Enhanced Medical Management (EMM; defined as SMM plus individual counseling). Six hundred and fifty three participants were randomized into Phase 1, and 360 participants were randomized into Phase 2.
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- Chestnut Ridge Center, West Virginia
- San Francisco General Hospital Division of Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine (SFGH - DSAAM), California
- Bellevue Hospital Center, New York
- St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York
- McLean Hospital, Massachusetts
- ADAPT, Inc., Oregon
- Providence Regional Medical Center, Behavioral Health Services, Washington
- Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, California
- Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County, South Carolina
- East Indiana Clinic, Indiana