Evidence-based practice is at the core of NDTS treatment philosophy. Understanding the underlying causes of substance use disorder will inform specialized treatment programs, resulting in better outcomes. Here are a few of the studies that help us better understand this disease.
- Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction
- Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder
- Community Care Behavioral Health Organization report - Overview of Evidence-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders and Alcohol Use Disorders (PDF)
- Pew Charitable Trusts Fact Sheet - Medication-Assisted Treatment Improves Outcomes for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder
- Mattick RP, Breen C, Kimber J, Davoli M. (2009). Methadone maintenance therapy versus no opioid replacement therapy for opioid dependence. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3.
- Mcgregor, I. S., & Bowen, M. T. (2012). Breaking the loop: Oxytocin as a potential treatment for drug addiction. Hormones and Behavior, 61(3), 331-339
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. Washington, DC: HHS, November 2016. (PDF)