Author(s): Jamshid Ahmadi, Firoozeh Ahmadi, Atefeh Torabi, Shahnaz Ahmadi, Farahnaz Ahmadi.
Background: Heroin abuse is a growing problem. Objective: To assess the efficacy of a single dose of 55 mg of sublingual buprenorphine in the treatment of heroin dependence. Results: Administration o f 55 mg of buprenorphine as a single dose is very helpful in the treatment of heroin dependence. Discussion: The present study clarifies that one dosage of 55 mg of buprenorphine is outstanding for the treatment of heroin dependence. This is a fascinating finding. Conclusion: We concluded that a single dose of sufficient buprenorphine could treat heroin withdrawal symptoms. This finding is a substantial addition to the literature. Key words: Buprenorphine; Heroin withdrawals