I am trying to find abstracts on pharmacological treatment for substance addiction. (Specifically Alcohol, Cocaine and Opiods)
I have accessed Pub Med, NAADAC and also WHO but I am hoping to read about the trends currently seen in Europe and was hoping someone (someones) can direct me in the right direction?
Specifically, my research is on alternatives to the use of the standard benzodiazepines like Valium, Ativan and Librium in alcohol withdrawal and also various pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of opiod dependence (methadone, suboxone etc) and cocaine/ crack addiction.
Also, did/ does anyone have any experience with the use of anticonvulsants in the pharamacological treatment of alcohol withdrawal (Ie: Tegretol (carbamazepine), Gabapentin etc)
If you are not comfortable in posting on this thread, if you could PM me, I would really appreciate it.
I am putting together a proposal for Addictions Ontario on the rising concerns of polypharmacy and it's impact on withdrawal management.