COWS

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This step-by-step guide provides medical professionals a clear clinical plan from patient history intake to follow-up visit after administering XR-Naltrexone injections.
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The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) website provides information and materials for buprenorphine treatment providers, including screening tools and sample consent and patient agreement forms, and provides links to other helpful resources.
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California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
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This article reviews the history of opiate withdrawal scales and their use.
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The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
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This PDF Document contains the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS), a common instrument used to assess a patient's opioid withdrawal severity.
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California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
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This document provides a comprehensive collection of screening instruments and withdrawal assessments.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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