↓ Skip to main content

Just call it “treatment”

Overview of attention for article published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, June 2012
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#37 of 349)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

Mentioned by

1 blog
15 tweeters
1 Facebook page


38 Dimensions

Readers on

48 Mendeley
Just call it “treatment”
Published in
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1940-0640-7-10
Pubmed ID

Peter D Friedmann, Robert P Schwartz


Although many in the addiction treatment field use the term "medication-assisted treatment" to describe a combination of pharmacotherapy and counseling to address substance dependence, research has demonstrated that opioid agonist treatment alone is effective in patients with opioid dependence, regardless of whether they receive counseling. The time has come to call pharmacotherapy for such patients just "treatment". An explicit acknowledgment that medication is an essential first-line component in the successful management of opioid dependence.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 15 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 48 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Puerto Rico 1 2%
Unknown 46 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 25%
Other 7 15%
Student > Master 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 42%
Social Sciences 6 13%
Psychology 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 9 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. 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 28 May 2021.
All research outputs
of 18,738,748 outputs
Outputs from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
of 349 outputs
Outputs of similar age
of 200,280 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,738,748 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 349 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 10.1. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 200,280 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 1 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them