Remember: Always check with your resident before starting any of the protocols. In poorly supervised settings these protocols can lead to hypotension or excessive sedation.
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Alcohol (EtOH) withdrawal protocols
Opioid (Heroin) withdrawal protocols
Opioid-Ultram, Opioid-Clonidine, Opioid-Buprenex
Cocaine withdrawal protocol
Pain Management Contract - a sample from Maine State Office of Substance Abuse
Poem: "My Brother" by Denver Butson from Writer's Almanac (Dec 30, 2004) depicts the life of a drug abuser from a personal perspective