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Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders: HELP
Articles by Walter Ling
Based on 1 article published since 2009
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Between 2009 and 2019, Walter Ling wrote the following article about Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders.
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1 Clinical Trial Provision of ancillary medications during buprenorphine detoxification does not improve treatment outcomes. 2010

Hillhouse, Maureen / Domier, Catherine P / Chim, David / Ling, Walter. ·University of California, Los Angeles, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA. hillhous@ucla.edu ·J Addict Dis · Pubmed #20390696.

ABSTRACT: For individuals dependent on opioids, recovery efforts begin with a period of withdrawal that typically includes discomfort from symptoms, possibly precipitating a return to drug use. The study described here investigated whether the provision of ancillary medications for opioid withdrawal symptoms affected treatment outcomes in 139 participants receiving buprenorphine in a 13-day detoxification trial. Outcome measures include the number of opioid-free urine samples collected and retention in treatment. Ancillary medications were provided to 70% of participants: 59% received medication for insomnia, 45% for anxiety, 40% for bone pain, 35% for nausea, and 28% for diarrhea. Findings indicate no difference in the number of opioid-free urine samples between the group receiving ancillary medication and the group who did not, although tests of specific ancillary medications indicate that those who received diarrhea medication had fewer opioid-free urines than those who did not (P = .004). Results also indicate that participants attended fewer days of treatment if they received anxiety, nausea, or diarrhea medication compared to no medication (all P values < .05).