Predictors of induction onto extended-release naltrexone among unemployed heroin-dependent adults

Extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) blocks the effects of opioids for 4 weeks; however, starting treatment can be challenging because it requires 7 to 10 days of abstinence from all opioids. In the present study we identified patient and treatment characteristics that were associated with successful induction onto XR-NTX.

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