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Cannabis Use during Methadone Maintenance Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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CMAJ Open 2019. DOI:10.9778/cmajo.20190026
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Background: Rates of cannabis use among patients receiving methadone maintenance therapy are high, and cannabis use may be associated with outcomes of methadone maintenance therapy. We examined the effect of cannabis use on opioid use in patients receiving methadone maintenance therapy to test the hypothesis that cannabis use is associated with a reduction in opioid use.

Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Review of the Evidence and Future Directions

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Connery, Hilary Smith, Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 23(2):63-75, March/April 2015.
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This article is a review and analysis of past research that finds substantial evidence for the positive results of Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in treating Opioid Use Disorder.

 

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Effectiveness Bank Analysis: Therapy ‘Toolbox’ Helps Rescue Poorly Recovering Patients at London Maintenance Clinic

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Lancet Psychiatry: 2019, 6, p. 391-402.
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Instead of a set programme, a clinic in London tried offering patients prescribed methadone or buprenorphine but still using heroin or cocaine a selection from a suite of well-supported psychological interventions tailored to the patient, and then systematically re-tailored in the light of how they responded.

Drug-Induced Prolonged Corrected QT Interval in Patients with Methadone and Opium Overdose

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Soroosh et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2019) 14:8 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-019-0196-3
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Iran is a country with the highest rate of opioid addiction in the world. The most commonly used opioid in Iran is opium, and methadone is in second place. The trend of drug use has changed from opium to methadone from 2006 to 2011. Presence of a large number of addicted people and methadone maintenance therapy clinics make methadone readily available in Iran.

Change, Grow, Live Medication-Assisted Treatments Toolkit

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Change, Grow, Live
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Drug-related deaths are the highest they have ever been. We know that medication-assisted treatments (MAT), such as the prescription of methadone and buprenorphine, are our most powerful interventions. Supporting opioid-dependent service users to begin MAT at the earliest and safest opportunity saves lives.

Cost of Provision of Opioid Substitution Therapy Provision in Tijuana, Mexico

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Burgos et al. (2018). Cost of provision of opioid substitution therapy provision in Tijuana, Mexico. Harm Reduction Journal 15:28 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-018-0234-x
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Mexico recently enacted drug policy reform to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illicit drugs and mandated that police refer identified substance users to drug treatment. However, the economic implications of drug treatment expansion are uncertain.