Use of sustained release dextroamphetamine for the treatment of stimulant use disorder in Canada

For people with opioid use disorder who are not responding to oral opioid agonist treatment, evidence supports the effectiveness of injectable opioid agonist treatment with injectable hydromorphone (an opioid analgesic) and diacetylmorphine (pharmaceutical grade heroin). While this treatment is effective at reducing illicit opioid use, concurrent cocaine use is prevalent. Dextroamphetamine (a central nervous system stimulant) has been found to be a safe and effective treatment for cocaine dependence among people receiving injectable opioid agonist treatment in Europe. Read more

Cocaine

Cocaine is the main psychoactive alkaloid obtained from coca leaves. It is generally encountered in two forms which differ in their route of administration. Cocaine hydrochloride, which is insufflated or injected, and cocaine base, which is a smokable form. Read more