Article with Dr. George Woody

Opioid-addicted youths benefit from extended opioid maintenance therapy, reports NIDA's Clinical Trials Network (CTN). In a study by Dr. George Woody of the Delaware Valley Node of the CTN, the Penn/VA Addiction Treatment Research Center, and the Penn Center for AIDS Research in Philadelphia, participating 15- to 21-year-olds who received drug counseling and 12 weeks of therapy with buprenorphine and naloxone abused a wide range of drugs less often than others who received only counseling and a 2-week detoxification regimen.

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