Does Counseling Add to Suboxone’s Efficacy?

The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 10, Number 3, March 2012

Glen Spielmans, PhD

Associate professor of psychology, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN

Glen Spielmans, PhD, has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.

The combination of buprenorphine and naloxone (Suboxone) has become a popular replacement therapy for heroin dependence. However, it’s not yet clear how effective it is for prescription opioid dependence, or whether adjunctive counseling provides any additional benefit over the drug alone.

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