Withdrawal

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The Objective Opiate Withdrawal Scale (OOWS) contains 13 physically observable signs, rated present or absent, based on a timed period of observation of the patient by a rater.
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Reprinted from Handelsman, L., Cochrane, K. J., Aronson, M. J., et al. (1987) Two new rating scales for opiate withdrawal. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 13 (3), 293–308. By courtesy of Marcel Dekker, Inc.
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The Subjective Opiate Withdrawal Scale (SOWS) contains 16 symptoms whose intensity the patient rates on a scale of 0 (not at all) to 4 (extremely).
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Reprinted from Handelsman et al. 1987, p. 296, by courtesy of Marcel Dekker, Inc.
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Guidelines from Boston Medical Center designed for patient maintained on buprenorphine underdoing invasive procedures.
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Colleen LaBelle, Boston Medical Center
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Journal abstract that examines whether there's an association of ethnicity and race with treatment response to buprenorphine.
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Brown, et al., Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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This article provides guidance on the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, and discusses various treatment plans.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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The ASI Self-Report Form asks questions about the following topics: your background and employment, your health and family relationships, your legal situation, and your drug and alcohol use.
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Center for Health Care Evaluation (CHCE)
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM 5) established new criteria for a "Substance Use Disorder" diagnosis. They are summarized in this article.
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About.com
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides this website so that physicians can improve the deliver and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services to patients.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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