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Drugs of Misuse - Part 1


May 29, 2015 10:30am ‐ May 29, 2015 11:45am


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Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the pattern of use of GHB and related analogues that is associated with dependency and risk of withdrawal.
  • Describe the clinical features of GHB and related analogue withdrawal.
  • Outline the management of planned and unplanned GHB and related analogue withdrawal.
  • Describe the mechanism to provide naloxone for administration by non-medical personnel.
  • List several benefits of expanding the public availability of naloxone for such use.
  • Discuss several risks of naloxone expansion and mechanisms to limit the adverse consequences.
  • Name common adulterants found in recreational drugs and NPS.
  • Discuss the clinical relevance of these adulterants.
  • Recognize clinical situations in which toxicity related to adulterants should be suspected.
  • Recognise that the stress response induced by rapid opioid detoxification can be decreased with a novel scheme of induction with the opioid antagonist Naltrexone.

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