Buprenorphine is one of the gold standard medications utilized for treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). One of the major barriers to buprenorphine maintenance is the fear of precipitated withdrawal during induction. As the drug supply has changed, new approaches to buprenorphine induction are needed. This training will review practices of buprenorphine induction and preventing precipitated withdrawal.
The Poison Control Center’s Opioid Assistance Resource (OAR) line is organizing a 4-part virtual webinar series focusing on prescribing, family and pediatric approaches to opioid use disorder (OUD) care, and the landscape of substance and opioid treatment in Philadelphia. This series is part of the OAR Line collection with support from the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s Substance Use Response Guidance and Education (SURGE) program.
- Describe why standard induction of buprenorphine can lead to precipitated withdrawal.
- Identify practical techniques to prevent precipitated withdrawal.
- Joseph D’Orazio, MD
- Robert A. Bassett, DO, FAAEM
This seminar focuses on poison control and was delivered at a virtual event titled, “Buprenorphine Induction Beyond the Basics: Micro-induction and How to Prevent Precipitated Withdrawal in the Age of Synthetic Fentanyl Analogs: Session 3 of 4,” on October 26, 2022. To view the other sessions from this 4-part series, please access these links below:
- The Pediatric Impact of the Opioid Crisis: Session 1
- Adolescent Opioid Use Disorder: Session 2
- A Resources Roadmap to Recovery in the Greater Philadelphia Area: Session 4
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