Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)

Research Update

Opioid Agonist Treatment and Decreased Mortality

Topics: Free Articles | Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) | Opioid epidemic | Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid agonist treatments, namely methadone and buprenorphine, save the lives of people with opioid use disorders. In this study, researchers break down how exactly these medications decrease mortality, and it’s not just by reducing overdoses. REVIEW OF: Santo T et al, JAMA Psychiatry 2021;78(9):979–993 STUDY TYPE: Systematic review and meta-ana

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Expert Q&A

Buprenorphine Treatment

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Buprenorphine | Buprenorphine Induction | Detoxification | Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) | Opioid Use Disorder

CATR: Dr. Capurso, given your role as an expert on various things related to addiction and the editor-in-chief of The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, we’ve had several discussions about buprenorphine treatment. To begin with the basics, why use buprenorphine at all? Dr. Capurso: Buprenorphine binds to the mu-opioid receptor, the very same receptor

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