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Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2016

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

Volume 1 Issue 2 - 2015

Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Tramadol Dependency Treatment: A New Approach

Background: Tramadol induced disorder is a new problem.
Objective: To explain the efficacy of low dose of clonidine, baclofen and ibuprofen (NSAID) in the treatment of severe and chronic tramadol dependency (2000 mg daily).
Method: To evaluate the usefulness of non-narcotic drugs in the management of severe tramadol withdrawal symptoms.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-3484.000010

Open Access Article Type: Case Report

The Effects of Substance Abuse Following Personal Injury: Five Case Studies from a Medico-Legal Context

The purpose of this paper is to describe the multivariate effects of compensable injury on addictive behaviors, especially in relation to substance abuse. Five case studies are broken down into (a) post-accident addiction and (b) pre-accident addiction. These vignettes indicate that within a personal injury the problem of substance use or abuse is hardly independent of other factors. It is linked to pre-accident factors as well as post-accident adjustment.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-3484.000009

Open Access Article Type: Review Article

Buprenorphine Maintenance for Opioid Dependence in Public Sector Healthcare: Benefits and Barriers

Background: Since its U.S. FDA approval in 2002, buprenorphine has been available for maintenance treatment of opiate dependence in primary care physicians' offices. Though buprenorphine was intended to facilitate access to treatment, disparities in utilization have emerged; while buprenorphine treatment is widely used in private care setting, public healthcare integration of buprenorphine lags behind.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-3484.000008

Open Access Article Type: Editorial

Update on Opioid Addiction for Perioperative and Critical Unit Care: Anaesthesiologists Perspective

Drug addiction remains a challenge in perioperative management for a surgical procedure for anaesthesiologists. Anesthesiologists are increasingly encountering patients with current or previous history of drug abuse in their day-to-day practice, both in the ED (emergency department) or ICU (intensive care unit) and the OR (operating room) [1].

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-3484.000007

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