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Opioid Withdrawal: Acute And Chronic Clinical Management

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 2 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 5827 reviews

Course Summary

Opioids can be extremely valuable tools for pain management, but their euphoric properties often lead to a substance use disorder and addiction. Although the cycle can be broken, opioid withdrawal is a difficult process that comes with its own risks and side effects. Proper medical management of both acute and chronic withdrawal provides the best opportunity for a permanent positive outcome.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Common Prescription And Illicit Opiates
  3. Outpatient Versus Inpatient Treatment
    1. Outpatient Treatment
      1. Group Therapy
      2. Individual Counseling
    2. Inpatient Treatment
  4. Withdrawal Symptoms
    1. Physical Symptoms
    2. Psychological Symptoms
  5. Potential Complications
    1. Pregnancy
    2. Flight
    3. Suicide
  6. Pharmacologic Detoxification
    1. Clonidine
    2. Lofexidine
    3. Phenobarbitol
    4. Methadone
    5. Buprenorphine
  7. Pain Or Symptom Management
  8. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy And Relapse Prevention
  9. Summary


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