Doctors and Drugs; Medical Treatment of Dependent Drinking. Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell A3
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.
- First fMRI study on the effects of naltrexone on social motivation in opioid-addicted patients.
- Extended release naltrexone modulates brain response to the level of cuteness in baby portraits.
- Reduction in craving for opioids is correlated with brain response to baby schema.
Chronic opioid misuse is associated with reduced sensitivity to natural
Opinion is sharply divided on the ethics and effectiveness of pressuring opioid-dependent offenders to take the opiate-blocker naltrexone. Especially sharp is the controversy over long-acting products not approved for medical use in the UK.
Key studies on treatment’s contribution to safeguarding the community and preventing crime.
Time to consolidate the lessons of the online course on drug treatment's last five instalments, all on medical treatment of drug dependence. Medications most clearly mark an intervention as ‘medical’, but are never all there is to treatment.