34. Psychosocial Treatment for Opiate Dependence1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch34

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Psychosocial Treatment for Opiate Dependence1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch34

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503



  • opioid dependence;
  • psychosocial treatment for opiate dependence;
  • psychosocial interventions alone, and effectiveness in opiate use disorders;
  • substance use, a social/public health problem;
  • role of psychosocial interventions in treating opiate dependence;
  • opioid dependence, efficacy/acceptability of psychosocial interventions;
  • primary outcome, craving/retention in treatment/compliance;
  • clinical diagnosis for opioid dependence, irrespective of gender/age/nationality;
  • definitions of the outcome, heterogeneous, limiting meta-analysis;
  • evidence that psychosocial interventions suffice, being insufficient


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