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Abusing Opiates Cost Associated With

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Because numerous clinics decline to offer sleeping medication to the individual withdrawing from opiates, many addicts discharge themselves early from the treatment process (Carver). In regard to treatment, Carver notes:

Detoxification technology is being transformed in an increasing number of countries by the introduction of rapid opiate detoxification (OD) techniques. Instead of discontinuing opiates abruptly or over a few days and allowing withdrawal symptoms to develop (a technique which adds the stress of anticipation to the actual pains of withdrawal), an alternative technique is to precipitate acute withdrawal over a space of three to four hours by administering opiate antagonists. These drive all opiates off the opiate receptors but also start the process of normalising the receptors so that the worst symptoms of withdrawal are over in two to three days rather than the two to three weeks which is typical in conventional programmes for most patients (Brewer 1997). Naltrexone…… [Read More]


Anna Nicole killed by accidental overdose, says examiner. (2007). Press and Journal, the Aberdeen (UK). Northcliffe Electronic Publishing. 2007.

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Brewer, C. (2004). 5 Psychological and pharmacological components of treatment. In drug treatment: What works?, Bean, P. & Nemitz, T. (Eds.) (pp. 84-109). New York: Routledge.

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