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Rewards Coupled With Naltrexone Effective In Treating Heroin And Other Opioid Addictions

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August 17, 2001
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Rewarding drug users with vouchers that they exchange for food, clothing, or, as one did, a robe for singing in a church choir, was effective in keeping patients drug free and on a medication regimen, according to research at Yale University.

Rewarding drug users with vouchers that they exchange for food, clothing, or, as one did, a robe for singing in a church choir, was effective in keeping patients drug free and on a medication regimen, according to research at Yale University. The principal investigator of the study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Kathleen Carroll, professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, said the intent was to evaluate the best way to encourage patients addicted to opioids, among them, codeine, morphine and heroin, to take naltrexone regularly.


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Yale University. "Rewards Coupled With Naltrexone Effective In Treating Heroin And Other Opioid Addictions." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 17 August 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010816083142.htm>.
Yale University. (2001, August 17). Rewards Coupled With Naltrexone Effective In Treating Heroin And Other Opioid Addictions. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010816083142.htm
Yale University. "Rewards Coupled With Naltrexone Effective In Treating Heroin And Other Opioid Addictions." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010816083142.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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