Bottom Line…Researchers summarize the limited but positive data showing that buprenorphine is an appropriate treatment for adolescents and young adults with opioid use disorders, and discuss dosing and psychosocial treatment protocols.Few adolescents and young adults with opioid use disorders (OUDs) can access treatment, even though medications and psychosocial services are available, researchers wrote in the current issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine.There have been three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) (see ADAW, Oct. 10, 2005, Nov. 10, 2008, and Oct. 24, 2016), as well as many observational studies, showing the effectiveness of buprenorphine treatment for young people, but until now, they have not been summarized. Based on their summary, the researchers encourage treatment with buprenorphine for adolescents and young adults.Many adolescents and young adults are transitioning from abuse of prescription opioids to heroin, a trend that has made the need for treatment all the more urgent, the researchers wrote. Methadone and buprenorphine are effective components of standard treatment for adults with OUDs. They reduce risk of death, and improve abstinence and treatment retention. A large body of literature supports maintenance treatment.But for adolescents, access to buprenorphine — which unlike methadone does not require daily clinic visits — is restricted.
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly – Wiley
Published: Jan 12, 2018
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