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Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2012 Aug;26(4):316-23. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2011.10.006. Epub 2012 Jan 12.

A comparison of suboxone and clonidine treatment outcomes in opiate detoxification.

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Mary Dee Lane Winston-Salem, NC, USA. asbsn@aol.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This retrospective quality improvement study was to evaluate if Suboxone therapy reduced the risk of terminating treatment against medical advice compared with the use clonidine in men aged 18--55 years.

METHODS:

Data were collected through chart review for all opioid-addicted male clients admitted voluntarily to a community-based treatment center between July 1, 2009, and December 30, 2009.

FINDINGS:

The chi-square test of independence between treatment completion and treatment noncompletion was found to be significant at the 5% critical level (P = .027) for Suboxone therapy.

CONCLUSIONS:

Suboxone treatment decreased premature termination of opioid detoxification completion when compared with clonidine.

PMID:
22835751
DOI:
10.1016/j.apnu.2011.10.006
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