Talk:Opioid replacement therapy
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What is this?
"...and the risk of fatality climbs 2900% in the first six weeks of discontinuing maintenance..." is almost certainly a claim which has to be removed. An increased risk is plausible, but 29:1 would be widely known, if it was generally true. "..., including vastly reduced drug tolerance" - what?! methadone etc. was (hopefiully) given at appropriate doses, so where does the tolerance come from? Has someone confused agonists like methadone or buprenorphine with antagonists like naltrexone? "In the patients that do achieve lasting (longer than six months) abstinence from opioids, over 40% become addicted to alcohol and/or benzodiazepine drugs," That is wrong. Patients present with these problems already at admission to treatment, but the claim here suggest that they become alcohol addicted or benzodiazepne addited only after 6 months of abstinence from opiates/opioids.--18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:01, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Russian Annexation of Crimea and ORT
While I think that the former paragraph on Russia may have constituted undue weight on the subject, I think it is an important case study proving the effectiveness of ORT in managing Opioid dependence. Just stating that Russia denies access, or doesn't allow ORT obscures the fact that they cut off access to these programs to people in annexed Crimea, which led to documented deaths. Just wanted to solicit feedback and general thoughts before re-adding this paragraph. Bpmcneilly (talk) 17:54, 5 March 2016 (UTC)