48. LAAM Maintenance Versus Methadone Maintenance for Heroin Dependence1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch48

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) LAAM Maintenance Versus Methadone Maintenance for Heroin Dependence1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch48

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



  • LAAM maintenance versus methadone in heroin dependence;
  • LAAM effectiveness over methadone in heroin dependence;
  • LAAM, opiate agonists reducing dependence on heroin;
  • LAAM, being withdrawn for its life-threatening arrhythmias/QT;
  • LAAM to methadone efficacy/acceptability in heroin and retention;
  • other outcomes, all cause mortality, and treatment cessation;
  • populations, inpatient/outpatient, heroin dependent/opioid replacement;
  • drop-outs due to side effects, identified with LAAM groups


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