Reduction of opiate withdrawal symptoms with use of clonidine in a county jail.

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Increasingly, addicted inmates admitted to jail in New Mexico are in the process of opiate withdrawal. While the standard for opiate detoxification is a narcotic taper, correctional policy restricts opiate use for safety reasons. An alternative for withdrawal is a supportive intervention with clonidine, a non-opiate. Could clonidine be beneficial for acute… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1078345814557630

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@article{FresquezChavez2015ReductionOO, title={Reduction of opiate withdrawal symptoms with use of clonidine in a county jail.}, author={Kathy R Fresquez-Chavez and Susanne Astrab Fogger}, journal={Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care}, year={2015}, volume={21 1}, pages={27-34} }