Management of Opioid Withdrawal in the Emergency Setting
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 9, Number 2, March 2021
Rehan Aziz, MD.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Aziz has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
An emergency department visit can be a “reachable moment” for people with unhealthy opioid use. Here, we review pharmacologic and harm-reduction strategies for use in those settings—and how to advocate for your patients when consulting with emergency clinicians.