IDENTIFYING OWS

Patients experiencing OWS may not tell you that they have a problem.1,2

That’s why US WorldMeds created Talking About Opioid Withdrawal with Your Patients, a comprehensive resource that you can use with your patients to help identify OWS. Talking About Opioid Withdrawal with Your Patients offers practical steps for detecting OWS and engaging in a productive dialogue with your patients about opioid discontinuation.

References:

  1. Rosenblum A, Marsch LA, Joseph H, Portenoy RK. Opioids and the treatment of chronic pain: controversies, current status, and future directions. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2008;16(5):405-416.
  2. Weiss RD, Potter JS, Griffith ML, McHugh RK, et al. Reasons for opioid use among patients with dependence on prescription opioids: the role of chronic pain. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2014;47(2):140-145.
  3. Shigakova F. Clinical manifestations of the opiate withdrawal syndrome. Int J Biomed. 2015;5(3):151-154.