Prescribing for Drug Withdrawal
Code: (CTG 09)
ISBN: 1 74001 018 3
This publication is an overview of medications routinely used as part of the Turning Point Outpatient Withdrawal Program. The guidelines describe the pharmacotherapy for heroin, alcohol, amphetamine, cannabis, benzodiazepine and nicotine withdrawal. They are based on consensus opinions and practices of the clinical staff at Turning Point Outpatient Withdrawal Program (medical, nursing, pharmacy and allied health staff). They are not evidence-based guidelines developed from a systematic review of the research literature but, rather, represent the current practice of experienced clinicians.