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What is the best way to withdraw from opiates?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Continued

Naltrexone can help with this.
Counseling also provides benefits that are hide to quantify but patients tend to do better when in counseling. If there has been a history of failure with prior treatments, more prolonged therapy with subuxone should be considered.

In brief: Continued

Naltrexone can help with this.
Counseling also provides benefits that are hide to quantify but patients tend to do better when in counseling. If there has been a history of failure with prior treatments, more prolonged therapy with subuxone should be considered.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: It depends on amt

If you really want to detox-and be off all opiods including subuxone than you want to do it quickly.
You may want to use subuxone for a shor period (weeks) and titrate of using a variety of adjunctive medications including clonidine, bacofen, zofran (ondansetron) and others. Expect a prolonged period after the detox protocol termed post acute withdrawal syndrome which can last months at times. (continued).

In brief: It depends on amt

If you really want to detox-and be off all opiods including subuxone than you want to do it quickly.
You may want to use subuxone for a shor period (weeks) and titrate of using a variety of adjunctive medications including clonidine, bacofen, zofran (ondansetron) and others. Expect a prolonged period after the detox protocol termed post acute withdrawal syndrome which can last months at times. (continued).
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