55. Pharmacological Interventions for Benzodiazepine Mono-Dependence Management in Outpatient Settings1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch55

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Pharmacological Interventions for Benzodiazepine Mono-Dependence Management in Outpatient Settings1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch55

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503

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Keywords:

  • pharmacological for benzodiazepine mono-dependence;
  • pharmacological interventions, with which being effective;
  • benzodiazepines, high safety profile, being used worldwide;
  • benzodiazepines, effective as short-term treatments;
  • effectiveness of pharmacological interventions for outpatient;
  • primary outcomes, self-reported use of benzodiazepine;
  • other outcomes, self-reported use of other substances;
  • short half-life to long half-life benzodiazepine, support for it lacking;
  • carbamazepine, as adjunctive medication in benzodiazepine withdrawal;
  • gradual tapering, being preferable to an abrupt discontinuation

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