- What are the evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and treatment of opioid dependent patients?
- What are the evidence-based guidelines for the detoxification or treatment of opioid dependent pregnant women?
Evidence-based guidelines indicate that opioid dependent patients should be assessed with the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria. Methadone maintenance treatment was recommended as a standard treatment for opioid dependence including pregnant opioid-dependent women. Recommendations state that detoxification should be avoided during pregnancy and that buprenorphine/naloxone combination therapy should not be used in pregnant women.