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New Technology Aims to Improve Buprenorphine Treatment in Young Adults

PARTNERSHIP FOR DRUG-FREE KIDS (06/09) – When addiction treatment specialist Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD, found that young adults taking buprenorphine to treat their opioid addiction often stopped using the medication, he began looking for a novel way to address the problem. He is now testing an integrated mobile system that incorporates smartphone videoconferencing and a secure electronic medicine dispenser to allow young adults to take their daily buprenorphine at home, under remote supervision of a recovery coach. Read more

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