Expert Q&A

Buprenorphine Treatment

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Buprenorphine | Buprenorphine Induction | Detoxification | Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) | Opioid Use Disorder

CATR: Dr. Capurso, given your role as an expert on various things related to addiction and the editor-in-chief of The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, we’ve had several discussions about buprenorphine treatment. To begin with the basics, why use buprenorphine at all? Dr. Capurso: Buprenorphine binds to the mu-opioid receptor, the very same receptor

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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, For many patients, the ED is their only contact wit

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