Gabapentin Misuse and Diversion
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 8, Number 3&4, May 2020
Rachel Vickers-Smith, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor at University of Louisville, KY.
Dr. Vickers-Smith has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Clinicians are increasingly turning to gabapentinoids as non-opioid alternatives for pain treatment. Yet we may be inadvertently introducing new risks in so doing. Dr. Vickers-Smith reviews current epidemiology of gabapentinoid use and offers some clues regarding how to turn the tide on gabapentin misuse.