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Substance Abuse Medication Quiz

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What are the common acute withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal?

Rhinorrhea, myoclonus, and hyperreflexia

Which medication is NOT recommended for opioid withdrawal management alone without ongoing treatment?


What is the main purpose of Medication Assisted Treatment/Recovery (MAT/MAR)?

To reduce cravings and blunt euphoria in patients

What is the main role of Buprenorphine/Naloxone combination in treating opioid dependence?

To block effects of opioids and prevent patients from injecting it

What is the purpose of the CIWA-Ar scale in the context of alcohol withdrawal?

To assess the severity of withdrawal symptoms in a patient

What is the mechanism of action of benzodiazepines in the treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal?

Enhances the inhibitory effect of GABA on neuronal excitability

What are the potential side effects of benzodiazepines when used for acute alcohol withdrawal?

Central nervous system depression and potential for abuse

Why is the use of benzodiazepines symptom-triggered in alcohol withdrawal management?

To minimize the risk of overdose and respiratory depression

In the context of refractory DTs, which of the following should be considered for the patient?


For patients with refractory DTs or concern for benzodiazepine seeking, which medication is beneficial according to the provided information?


Test your knowledge of medications used in the treatment of alcohol and opioid withdrawal and to treat substance use disorders. Explore the effects, symptoms, and signs of acute and protracted withdrawal, as well as the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Score (COWS) and Medication Assisted Treatment/Recovery (MAT).

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