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Extended-Release Naltrexone to Prevent Opioid Relapse in Criminal Justice Offenders

Accession Number: 032606
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New England Journal of Medicine, v. 374 n. 13, p. 1232-1242, March 31, 2016


"Extended-release naltrexone, a sustained-release monthly injectable formulation of the full mu-opioid receptor antagonist, is effective for the prevention of relapse to opioid dependence. Data supporting its effectiveness in U.S. criminal justice populations are limited … In this trial involving criminal justice offenders, extended-release naltrexone was associated with a rate of opioid relapse that was lower than that with usual treatment. Opioid-use prevention effects waned after treatment discontinuation" (p. 1232).

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Publication Year: 
2016
Length: 
11 pages
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