Buprenorphine Maintenance Protocol - 1
Buprenorphine Maintenance Protocol
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of buprenorphine versus methadone.
Inclusion Criteria: M/F ages 21-50. Opiate dependence according to DSM-IV criteria. Self-reported use within the last 30 days. Agreeable to conditions of study and signed informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: Psychiatric disorder that requires medication therapy. History of seizures. Pregnant and /or nursing women. Dependence on ETOH or benzodiazepines or other sedative/hynotics. Acute hepatitis. Other medical conditions that deem participation to be unsafe