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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2021 Apr 08

J Subst Abuse Treat


Clinical and psychological factors associated with interdose opioid withdrawal in chronic pain population.


Rodríguez-Espinosa S, Coloma-Carmona A, Pérez-Carbonell A, Román-Quiles JF, Carballo JL
J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 Apr 08; 129:108386.
PMID: 34080554.


The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Prescription Opioid-Use Disorder (POUD) have undergone some significant changes. One of the most controversial changes has been the elimination of the withdrawal symptoms criterion when opioid use is under appropriate medical supervision. For this reason, the goal of this study was to analyze factors associated with opioid withdrawal in patients with chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP).