Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Opioid detoxification should not be routinely offered to people: with a medical condition needing urgent treatment: in police custody, or serving a short prison sentence or a short period of remand; consideration should be given to treating opioid withdrawal symptoms with opioid agonist medication: who have presented to an acute or emergency setting; the primary emergency problem should be addressed and opioid withdrawal symptoms treated, with referral to further drug services as appropriate.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Opioid detoxification should not be routinely offered to people: with a medical condition needing urgent treatment: in police custody, or serving a short prison sentence or a short period of remand; consideration should be given to treating opioid withdrawal symptoms with opioid agonist medication: who have presented to an acute or emergency setting; the primary emergency problem should be addressed and opioid withdrawal symptoms treated, with referral to further drug services as appropriate.
Interventions:
opioid detoxification

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Drug misuse: opioid detoxification (CG52)
Published date:
July 2007
Paragraph number:
1.2.2.1
Page number:
12

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