Project dates: June 2013 - May 2020
This study evaluated the effectiveness of extended naltrexone (XR-NTX) in a large urban jail setting, enrolled otherwise out-of-treatment individuals just as they leave jail and return to the community, when they are at high risk for relapse to heroin and illicit opioids and HIV/HCV risk behaviors, including drug injection and unsafe sex. The study compared participants receiving naltrexone to those receiving methadone maintenance at jail release in order to compare extended naltrexone to the current standard-of-care.Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Perceptions of extended-release naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine treatments following release from jail
Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 14 (1), 37. doi: 10.1186/s13722-019-0166-0. PMCID: PMC6771097.