Synthetic Cannabinoids, Opioids, and Polydrug Use

Clinical Implications

Authored by: Mariya Prilutskaya , Justin C. Yang , Andres Roman-Urrestarazu

Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138068292
eBook ISBN: 9781315158082
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315158082-10

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Abstract

In Chapter 10, “Synthetic Cannabinoids, Opioids, and Polydrug Use: Clinical Implications”, Mariya Prilutskaya, Justin C. Yang, and Andres Roman-Urrestarazu discuss synthetic cannabinoids, opioids, and polydrug abuse and their implications for clinical management. They discuss the interaction of synthetic cannabinoids with other drugs in individuals with polydrug substance misuse disorder and how this might be an increasing problem in different clinical settings, especially during the management of withdrawal symptoms. They also discuss therapeutic and treatment possibilities, discussing in detail how this might be different to what has been provided to individuals with polysubstance misuse disorders.

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