Martin Hochheimer and George Jay Unick Published in Addictive Behaviors

Martin Hochheimer and George Jay Unick have a new Published in Addictive Behaviors


Title: Systematic review and meta-analysis of retention in treatment using medications for opioid use disorder by medication, race/ethnicity, and gender in the United States


Highlights

  • A systematic review and meta-analysis reveal that gender and race/ethnicity are not associated with differences in outcomes between three medications for opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone).

  • Meta-regression found that African Americans who were recruited for buprenorphine treatment were retained longer than those not recruited.

  • Methadone programs that also require psychosocial counseling in addition to medication are associated with lower treatment retention when compared to medication alone.

Hochheimer, M., Unick, G. J. (2021). Systematic review and meta-analysis of retention in treatment using medications for opioid use disorder by medication, race/ethnicity, and gender in the united states, Addictive Behaviors. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107113

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