45. Oral Naltrexone Maintenance Treatment for Opioid Dependence1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch45

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Oral Naltrexone Maintenance Treatment for Opioid Dependence1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch45

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



  • oral naltrexone maintenance in opioid dependence;
  • naltrexone and relapse prevention in opioid addicts;
  • naltrexone, opioids with no euphoria, as non-addiction in opioid users;
  • effects of naltrexone maintenance with placebo;
  • primary outcomes, retention, abstinence at follow-up/mortality;
  • other outcomes, side effects, tending to criminal acts;
  • participants dependent on heroin, or addicts on methadone;
  • naltrexone alone/or with psychosocial versus placebo/or no treatment;
  • sustained-release preparations, entailing naltrexone as alternatives;
  • naltrexone having no effects, without psychotherapy in relapse prevention


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