I would have thought this was a softball in support of buprenorphine. But, no:
Among subjects with prior criminal charges, initiation of office-based buprenorphine treatment did not appear to have a significant impact on subsequent criminal charges.
The paper gets a little says that this lack of effect includes drug charges. I’m no fan of buprenorphine maintenance and even I’m surprised.
- Buprenorphine Maintenance and Health Care Professionals (addictionandrecoverynews.wordpress.com)
- Top Posts of 2011 #2 – Dawn Farm’s Position on Buprenorphine Maintenance (addictionandrecoverynews.wordpress.com)