Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2016 | Addiction Medicine Journal | 2455-3484

Open Access Article Type: Review Article

Risks of Methadone use as Substitute Therapy for Opioid Addiction during Pregnancy and use of Clonidine as a Plausible Alternative

Detoxification of opioid addiction during the pregnancy has been avoided since 1970 after some reports showed untoward outcome including stillbirth and acute narcotic withdrawal syndrome in neonates. It was recommended at that time to avoid detoxification until more data was collected and improved monitoring of fetal homeostasis became available.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-3484.000013

Open Access Article Type: Editorial

Why the Polarizing of Addiction Professionals Regarding Abstinence versus Harm Reduction Therapy is so Absurd

During the past 20 years I've been in practice, I have found that all addiction treatments are, in fact, some form of harm reduction. We've yet to find an infallible treatment for addictions and substance use disorders. However, the change in the DSM terminology is very significant.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-3484.000012

Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Fast Treatment of Methamphetamine Related Anxiety and Depressive Disorders: A Novel Approach

Background: Methamphetamine abuse and dependence is currently a considerable problem.
Objective: To explain the efficacy of buprenorphine in the quick management of methamphetamine related anxiety and depressive disorders and also methamphetamine withdrawal craving.
Results: 52 mg of buprenorphine is very valuable in the treatment of severe methamphetamine related anxiety and depression and also methamphetamine craving.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-3484.000011

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