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Little is known about transition pathways among heroin users prior to treatment. This study examined the demographic and clinical predictors of transition speed from heroin use, to dependence, to first treatment episode.
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Name: Drug and alcohol dependence
Difficulties in emotion regulation (DER) may be important in heroin craving in individuals with heroin dependence who have experienced childhood trauma (CT). However, no research has been performed on...
Susceptibility to heroin dependence is strongly influenced by genetic factors with heritability estimates as high as 0.7. A number of genes, as well as environmental factors, are likely to contribute ...
Since 2000, heroin use patterns have shifted within the United States. How this change may relate to polydrug use among local heroin users is unknown. Although polydrug use has been studied, user perc...
We are at a unique moment in United States (US) history as heroin overdose rates are higher than at any time in recent memory. Based on prior research and the developmental risks faced by young adults...
Heroin users are vulnerable and represent a highly-infected reservoir for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. This study investigated HCV prevalence and genotypes distribution among heroin users who re...
The number of new heroin users and problems associated with heroin use have increased steadily over the past several years. Currently, naltrexone is one of the drugs used to treat heroin ...
Heroin dependence remains a major addiction problem in the United States. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of levoacetyl methadol (ORLAAM) in treating heroin de...
The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical efficacy of daily vs. 3-day (MWF) buprenorphine/naloxone combination tablet administration and determine whether outcomes are improved ...
The purpose of this study is the safety and efficacy of Burprenorphine/Naloxone in the treatment of opioid dependence. A compassionate use study.
The purpose of this study is to assess the clinical efficacy of the buprenorphine/naloxone combination tablet for alternate-day dosing and determine whether multiples of the daily dose are...
Strong dependence, both physiological and emotional, upon heroin.
Derivative of noroxymorphone that is the N-cyclopropylmethyl congener of NALOXONE. It is a narcotic antagonist that is effective orally, longer lasting and more potent than naloxone, and has been proposed for the treatment of heroin addiction. The FDA has approved naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol dependence.
A syndrome associated with inflammation of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Clinical features include severe pain in the shoulder region which may be accompanied by MUSCLE WEAKNESS and loss of sensation in the upper extremity. This condition may be associated with VIRUS DISEASES; IMMUNIZATION; SURGERY; heroin use (see HEROIN DEPENDENCE); and other conditions. The term brachial neuralgia generally refers to pain associated with brachial plexus injury. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1355-6)
Medical treatment for opioid dependence using a substitute opiate such as METHADONE or BUPRENORPHINE.
A synthetic opioid that is used as the hydrochloride. It is an opioid analgesic that is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. It has actions and uses similar to those of MORPHINE. It also has a depressant action on the cough center and may be given to control intractable cough associated with terminal lung cancer. Methadone is also used as part of the treatment of dependence on opioid drugs, although prolonged use of methadone itself may result in dependence. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1082-3)