Detoxification

Clinical Update

Management of Opioid Withdrawal in the Emergency Setting

Topics: Collaborative care | Detoxification | Harm reduction | Opioid Use Disorder | Opioids | Withdrawal

Opioid withdrawal is being seen more frequently in emergency settings. From 2005 to 2014, it is estimated that the rate of US emergency department (ED) visits due to opioids doubled from 89.1 per 100,000 people to 177.7 per 100,000 (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, www.tinyurl.com/2xr8hp8h). For many patients, the ED is their only contact wit

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