Rapid and ultrarapid opioid detoxification techniques.

@article{Oconnor1998RapidAU,
  title={Rapid and ultrarapid opioid detoxification techniques.},
  author={Patrick G O'connor and Thomas R. Kosten},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1998},
  volume={279 3},
  pages={229-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To review the scientific literature on the effectiveness of rapid opioid detoxification (RD) (opioid withdrawal precipitated by naloxone hydrochloride or naltrexone) and ultrarapid opioid detoxification (URD) (opioid withdrawal precipitated by naloxone or naltrexone under anesthesia or heavy sedation) techniques. DATA SOURCES The MEDLINE database was searched from 1966 through 1997 using the indexing terms naloxone, naltrexone, substance dependence, and substance withdrawal syndrome… CONTINUE READING

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