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Herbal Medicines for the Management of Opioid Addiction

Overview of attention for article published in CNS Drugs, December 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (74th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

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Title
Herbal Medicines for the Management of Opioid Addiction
Published in
CNS Drugs, December 2011
DOI 10.2165/11596830-000000000-00000
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jeanine Ward, Christopher Rosenbaum, Christina Hernon, Christopher R. McCurdy, Edward W. Boyer

Abstract

Striking increases in the abuse of opioids have expanded the need for pharmacotherapeutic interventions. The obstacles that confront effective treatment of opioid addiction - shortage of treatment professionals, stigma associated with treatment and the ability to maintain abstinence - have led to increased interest in alternative treatment strategies among both treatment providers and patients alike. Herbal products for opioid addiction and withdrawal, such as kratom and specific Chinese herbal medications such as WeiniCom, can complement existing treatments. Unfortunately, herbal treatments, while offering some advantages over existing evidence-based pharmacotherapies, have poorly described pharmacokinetics, a lack of supportive data derived from well controlled clinical trials, and severe toxicity, the cause for which remains poorly defined. Herbal products, therefore, require greater additional testing in rigorous clinical trials before they can expect widespread acceptance in the management of opioid addiction.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 7%
Unknown 52 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 27%
Unspecified 8 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 14%
Researcher 6 11%
Student > Master 5 9%
Other 14 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 14%
Unspecified 6 11%
Psychology 5 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 5%
Other 14 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 May 2016.
All research outputs
#2,378,177
of 10,211,082 outputs
Outputs from CNS Drugs
#218
of 732 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#62,864
of 249,630 outputs
Outputs of similar age from CNS Drugs
#5
of 15 outputs
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