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Day 1

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Dosing Flowchart for Patients Physically Dependent on Short-Acting Opioids

This dosing flow chart depicts clinical dosing guidelines for patients physically dependent on short-acting opioids such as heroin. Guidelines are provided for what to do if the patient's withdrawal symptoms continue or return, and establishing the daily dose if the symptoms are relieved.

© 2012, Clinical Tools, Inc.

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Days 2+

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Dosing Flowchart of Buprenorphine Induction for Patients Dependent on Short- or Long-Acting Opioids

This dosing flow chart depicts clinical guidelines for patients who are physically dependent on short- or long- acting opioids. Guidelines are provided for if the withdrawal symptoms are present since the last dose, if the withdrawal symptoms continue, if the withdrawal symptoms return, and establishing the daily dose.

© 2012, Clinical Tools, Inc.

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Day 1

Description: 
Dosing Flowchart for Patients Physically Dependent on Short-Acting Opioids

This dosing flow chart depicts clinical dosing guidelines for patients physically dependent on short-acting opioids (e.g., heroin). Guidelines are provided for what to do if the patient's withdrawal symptoms continue or return, and establishing the daily dose if the symptoms are relieved.

© 2012, Clinical Tools, Inc.

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This article provides guidance on the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, and discusses various treatment plans.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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The ASI Self-Report Form asks questions about the following topics: your background and employment, your health and family relationships, your legal situation, and your drug and alcohol use.
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Center for Health Care Evaluation (CHCE)
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Withdrawal Versus Precipitated Withdrawal

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Two types of withdrawal are associated with mu opioid agonist dependence: withdrawal and precipitated withdrawal.

Habitual opioid users become dependent on opioids. Dependent individuals who stop or decrease opioid use may go into spontaneous withdrawal. Dependent individuals who take an opioid antagonist (or partial agonist, in some cases) may go into precipitated withdrawal.

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This book presents an historical overview of heroin use in the USA, as well as articles by experts in the field which focus on current developments and emerging trends in prevention, treatment, distribution and consumption. Filling a void in the literature on what is known about the `new' heroin users, this volume also updates the reader on the status of aging heroin-addicted populations who initiated use of the drug prior to the `age of cocaine'.
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SAGE Publications
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A very long-term longitudinal study of heroin addicts. The information presented is excellent, although the experiences of heroin addicts who began using the drug in the late 1960s may be substantially different from the experiences of modern addicts.
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Hser YI, Hoffman V, Grella CE, Anglin MD. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001;58(5):503-508.
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Schedule of Opioids

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A table showing the schedule of opioids.

Schedule I drugs are the most tightly controlled drugs with the largest potential for abuse, and no currently approved therapeutic use; control and potential for abuse diminish through Schedule V.

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