Treatments for Opioid Withdrawal

I have written about this topic multiple times, but perhaps a summary is appropriate.  More and more evidence and clinical experience suggest that buprenorphine is best considered a long-term ‘remission agent’ for opioid dependence.  Such a conclusion would have been obvious years ago if not for the hesitancy to do Read more…

Proglumide

Every chronic pain patient and opiate addict looks forward to the day someone finds the Holy Grail for opiates:  an agent that blocks or reduces tolerance and that eliminates withdrawal.  The two phenomena are linked and so the same agent may help with both problems,  or perhaps instead there will Read more…