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Opioid agonist and antagonist use and the gut microbiota: associations among people in addiction treatment. 

Gicquelais RE, Bohnert ASB, Thomas L, Foxman B. 

Sci Rep. 2020 Nov 10;10(1):19471. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-76570-9. PMID: 33173098; PMCID: PMC7655955.


Barriers and facilitators to a novel low-barrier hydromorphone distribution program in Vancouver, Canada: a qualitative study. 

Ivsins A, Boyd J, Mayer S, Collins A, Sutherland C, Kerr T, McNeil R. 

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Nov 1;216:108202. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108202. Epub 2020 Sep 15. PMID: 32948372; PMCID: PMC7490624.


Opioid-Agonisten-Therapie bei Opioidabhängigkeit [Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) for opioid dependency

Köck P, Strasser J. 

Ther Umsch. 2020;77(1):29-36. German. doi: 10.1024/0040-5930/a001148. PMID: 32486990.



Betäubungsmittel im Fokus: Sonderfall Substitutionstherapie 

Verordnungen von Substitutionsmitteln sind ein Fall für sich. Bei der Bearbeitung eines solchen Rezepts gilt es zahlreiche Regelungen zu beachten. Der siebte Teil der PZ-Serie »Betäubungsmittel im Fokus« beleuchtet die verschiedenen Therapieformen und deren Besonderheiten. (PZ – Pharmazeutische Zeitung, 05.10.2020)


Hospital Initiated Injectable Opioid Agonist Therapy for the Treatment of Severe Opioid Use Disorder: A Case Series

Brar R, Fairbairn N, Colizza K, Ryan A, Nolan S. 

[published online ahead of print, 2020, Aug 4]. J Addict Med. 2020;10.1097/ADM.0000000000000713. doi:10.1097/ADM.0000000000000713



Medications for opioid use disorders: clinical and pharmacological considerations. 

Volkow ND, Blanco C. 

J Clin Invest. 2020;130(1):10-13. doi:10.1172/JCI134708

Medications for opioid use disorders: clinical and pharmacological considerations. 

Precision therapeutic opioid dosing implications from genetic biomarkers and craving score.

Chang HW, Ho WC, Huang CL, Wang RY. 

Medicine (Baltimore). 2020;99(22):e20429. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000020429


Consequences of Opioid Abuse and their Treatments in Persian Medicine: A Review Study. 

Kamali M, Tajadini H, Mehrabani M, Moghadari M. 

Addict Health. 2020;12(1):46-57. doi:10.22122/ahj.v12i1.250


Effects of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder on Functional Outcomes: A Systematic Review. 

Maglione MA, Laura R, Christine C, et al. 

Rand Health Q. 2020;8(4):RR-2108-OSD. Published 2020 Jun 15. 



Tackling the overdose crisis: The role of safe supply 

Ivsins A, Boyd J, Beletsky L, McNeil R. 

[published online ahead of print, 2020 May 1]. Int J Drug Policy. 2020;80:102769. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102769


Retention of patients in opioid substitution treatment: A systematic review.

O’Connor AM, Cousins G, Durand L, Barry J, Boland F (2020) 

PLoS ONE 15(5): e0232086. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232086


Opioid agonist treatment reduces losses in quality of life and quality-adjusted life expectancy in heroin users: Evidence from real world data.

Chang KC, Lee KY, Lu TH, Hwang JS, Lin CN, Ting SY, Chang CC, Wang JD.

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Aug 1;201:197-204. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.05.003. 


Defining a recovery-oriented cascade of care for opioid use disorder: A community-driven, statewide cross-sectional assessment.

Yedinak JL, Goedel WC, Paull K, Lebeau R, Krieger MS, Thompson C, et al. (2019) 

PLoS Med 16(11): e1002963. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002963


Opioid and Polydrug Use Among Patients in Opioid Maintenance Treatment.

Carlsen SL, Lunde LH, Torsheim T.

Subst Abuse Rehabil. 2020 Jan 29;11:9-18. doi: 10.2147/SAR.S221618. 


Hab-o Shefa, a Persian Medicine Compound for Maintenance Treatment of Opioid Dependence: Randomized Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.

Moosavyzadeh A, Mokri A, Ghaffari F, Faghihzadeh S, Azizi H, Jafari Hajati R, Naseri M.

J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Feb 28. doi: 10.1089/acm.2019.0390. 



Initiation of injectable opioid agonist treatment in hospital: A case report.

McAdam M, Brar R, Young S.

Drug Alcohol Rev. 2019 Dec 9. doi: 10.1111/dar.13020.



Opioid use disorder and treatment: challenges and opportunities.

Hoffman KA, Ponce Terashima J, McCarty D.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Nov 25;19(1):884. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4751-4. 


Adjunctive memantine for opioid use disorder treatment: A systematic review.

Elias AM, Pepin MJ, Brown JN.

J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019 Dec;107:38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2019.10.003.


Fentanyl assisted treatment: a possible role in the opioid overdose epidemic?

Bardwell G, Wood E, Brar R.

Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2019 Nov 11;14(1):50. doi: 10.1186/s13011-019-0241-2.


Sustained-release Oral Hydromorphone for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.

Braithwaite V, Fairgrieve C, Nolan S.

J Addict Med. 2019 Oct 25. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000585. 



Neue Substitutionsprodukte, neue Chancen? Der Wurm muss dem Fisch schmecken, nicht dem Angler (Präsentation)

Dr. Manfred Nowak, Landau

NaSuKo – 5.Nationale Substitutionskonferenz, 27.09.2019, Berlin


Current status of opioid addiction treatment and related preclinical research.

Kreek MJ, Reed B, Butelman ER.

Sci Adv. 2019 Oct 2;5(10):eaax9140. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aax9140. eCollection 2019 Oct. Review.


Norwegen. 'The entire pharmaceutical compendium' in the treatment of substance use disorders

Jørg Mørland, Helge Waal

Tidsskr Nor Legeforen 2019, doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.18.0678


Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid-Use Disorder.

Tyler S. Oesterle, Nuria J. Thusius, Teresa A. Rummans, Mark S. Gold. 

Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2019; DOI: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2019.03.029


Anästhesievorbereitung: Welche Medikamente vor einer Narkose abgesetzt werden sollten

Schreiner, Mathias J.; Kehl, Franz

Dtsch Arztebl 2019; 116(31-32): A-1428 / B-1183 / C-1167


Pain management in opioid maintenance treatment.

Koller G, Schwarzer A, Halfter K, Soyka M.

Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2019 Aug 16:1-13. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2019.1652270. 



Opioid Addiction, Genetic Susceptibility, and Medical Treatments: A Review.

Wang SC, Chen YC, Lee CH, Cheng CM.

Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Sep 2;20(17). pii: E4294. doi: 10.3390/ijms20174294.


Effects of Parental Opioid Use: Outcomes of Children of Parents in Medication-Assisted Treatment Compared to Healthy Controls.

Betcher HK, Vande Voort JL, Croarkin PE, Gandhi KD, Shekunov J, Larrabee BR, Limbeck MG, Rummans TA, Romanowicz M.

Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2019 Aug 15;21(4). pii: 19m02474. doi: 10.4088/PCC.19m02474.


Medication for Opioid Use Disorder After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose and Association With Mortality: A Cohort Study.

Larochelle MR, Bernson D, Land T, Stopka TJ, Wang N, Xuan Z, Bagley SM, Liebschutz JM, Walley AY.

Ann Intern Med. 2018 Aug 7;169(3):137-145. doi: 10.7326/M17-3107. 


Medications for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders and Risk of Suicidal Behavior, Accidental Overdoses, and Crime.

Molero Y, Zetterqvist J, Binswanger IA, Hellner C, Larsson H, Fazel S.

Am J Psychiatry. 2018 Oct 1;175(10):970-978. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17101112.