|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Source||Substance abuse, Volume 33, Issue 4, p.361 - 365 (2012)|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Fox, A. D.; N. L. Sohler; J. L. Starrels; Y. Ning; A. Giovanniello, and C. O. Cunningham|
|Selection||Mat and su disorders|
Physical pain is common among individuals seeking treatment for opioid dependence. Pain may negatively impact addiction treatment. The authors prospectively studied opioid-dependent individuals initiating office-based buprenorphine treatment, comparing buprenorphine treatment outcomes (treatment retention and opioid use) among participants with and without pain (baseline pain or persistent pain). Among 82 participants, 60% reported baseline pain and 38% reported persistent pain. Overall, treatment retention was 56% and opioid use decreased from 89% to 26% over 6 months. In multivariable analyses, the authors found no association between pain and buprenorphine treatment outcomes. Opioid-dependent individuals with and without pain can achieve similar success with buprenorphine treatment.
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