Pharmacological advances in addiction treatment

Kenzie L. Preston, George E. Bigelow

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In the past 20 years significant advances in the pharmacological treatment of opioid dependence have been made, and research in this area is continuing. Therapeutic applications and current research in the use of pharmacological agents in maintenance therapy, treatment with narcotic antagonists, and narcotic detoxification are discussed. In addition, an overview is presented of recent developments in opioid pharmacology and of recently developed novel pharmacological agents which may prove useful in the future treatment and/or prevention of opioid dependence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-867
Number of pages23
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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