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February 22, 2006

Heroin Detoxification

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;295(8):885-886. doi:10.1001/jama.295.8.885-a

To the Editor: Dr Collins and colleagues1 studied anesthesia-assisted vs buprenorphine- or clonidine-assisted heroin detoxification and naltrexone induction. The article and the accompanying editorial by Dr O’Connor2 showed that detoxification is not in itself a treatment for dependence.

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