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Complications and Prognosis
Screening and Prevention
The standard of care for treating opioid withdrawal is initiating medication for opioid use disorder with opioid agonist medications such as buprenorphine. Methadone or buprenorphine can be initiated to treat withdrawal symptoms only (started then tapered) or for ongoing opioid use disorder treatment (started then titrated to treat withdrawal symptoms and cravings)
History of present illness, earlier history, and shared decision-making
Medications for opioid use disorder: selection and initiation
Regulations on prescribing and/or dispensing medications for opioid use disorder for opioid withdrawal:
Nonopioid adjunctive treatments for opioid withdrawal:
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