Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
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.
Favrat B, Besson J. Heroin Detoxification. JAMA. 2006;295(8):885-886. doi:10.1001/jama.295.8.885-a