Buprenorphine treatment: factors and first-hand experiences for providers to consider.


Journal Article

The viability of using buprenorphine to treat opiate dependence was well documented prior to federal approval in October 2002. What has been lacking in the literature is "hands-on" experience of providers from a clinical management and practice management perspective. This article adds to the knowledge base by providing information about buprenorphine treatment as well as anecdotes from patients treated by the authors, leading to a detailed list of factors worth considering for the treatment provider contemplating adding an opiate-addicted population to an existing treatment base.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meier, BR; Patkar, AA

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 14

PubMed ID

  • 17439863

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17439863

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1055-0887

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1300/J069v26n01_02


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England