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National guidelines for medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence

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Publication date: 
April 2014
Publication type: 
Guideline
Intended audience: 
Health professionals
Description: 

Opioid dependence — involving heroin and other related drugs — results in a high economic and social cost compared to its level of use in the community.

These guidelines refer to treatment approaches that combine medication and psychosocial support for people who are opioid dependent. They are evidence-based and designed for use by:

  • service providers
  • policy makers
  • the general public