pharmacotherapy

Pharmacotherapy for Methamphetamine/Amphetamine Use Disorder — A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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Chan, B., Freeman, M., Kondo, K., Ayers, C., Montgomery, J., Paynter, R., & Kansagara, D. (2019). Pharmacotherapy for Methamphetamine/Amphetamine Use Disorder–A Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis. Addiction.
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This meta-analysis of research on medication to treat methamphetamine use disorder finds that only one medication, methylphenidate, has any efficacy in reducing use. 

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.

Effectiveness Bank Analysis: “Game-Changer” Opiate Addiction Medication Proves Effective in US Trial

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Lancet: 2019, 393, p. 778-790.
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Medication of the type heralded as a possible “game-changer” by one of the UK’s leading addiction treatment clinicians and researchers proved its worth in a US placebo-controlled trial. Buprenorphine injections with effects lasting a month are now available in the UK, offering a new option for treating dependence on heroin and allied drugs.