of Heroin or Other Opiate Addiction in Adolescents
||Lisa A. Marsch, PhD
||Ramon Solhkhah, MD,
Deborah Haller, PhD
frame of study:
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|Number of Participants
||Mount Sinai St. Luke's
Behavioral Science Research Unit
1111 Amsterdam Ave., 11th Floor
(On corner of 114th Street & Amsterdam Ave.)
New York, NY 10025
866-851-2140 (Toll Free)
This novel clinical research program offers science-based treatment
for teenagers who are addicted to heroin or other opiate drugs, such as
pain pills like Percocet and OxyContin. This program offers a unique combination
of medication and behavioral treatments for teens who are addicted to
This program is entirely FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
- Ages 13-24 years
- Currently dependent on opiate drugs (heroin or pain pills)
- Males and females eligible
- Not pregnant
- Able to commute to the treatment location (subway passes available
from the program)
This FREE treatment program includes:
- Outpatient Heroin and Pain Pill Detoxification with Buprenorphine
medication (Suboxone®) (1-2 months). Buprenorphine
is a medication used to treat pain in the U.S. It has also been approved
to treat addiction to opiate drugs in adults. Our prior research has
shown that it may also be safe and effective in treating teenagers addicted
to opiate drugs.
- Relapse prevention with Naltrexone medication (2 months).
Naltrexone is an opiate blocker medication that can help prevent relapse
to opiate use after a detoxification.
- Counseling and Supportive Services. Counseling includes
both individual counseling sessions and optional family counseling sessions.
- Rewards for participating in the program and for remaining
drug-free. Teens can earn vouchers for items they choose (such
as CDs or clothes) or to do fun things (such as going to the movies,
going to the gym, taking a computer class) for attending the program
and for remaining opiate-free in the program.