Author | Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD

Articles

Psychotherapy with Opioid-Dependent Patients

November 01, 1998

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Psychotherapy as a sole treatment for noncoerced opioid addicts in outpatient settings has been shown to have little patient interest and low chances for success. However, when integrated into a treatment plan that includes methadone maintenance and drug counseling, it can be associated with additional benefits for patients who have moderate to severe levels of psychiatric symptoms.

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