Journal of Addiction and Dependence
Heroin dependency treatment: a new approach
Department of Addiction Psychiatry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Ahmadi, J, MD, professor of Psychiatry, Founder and Director, Substance Abuse Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, E-mail: Jamshid_Ahmadi@yahoo.com
Ahmadi, J. Heroin Dependency Treatment: A New Approach. J Addict Depend 1(2): 1-3.
© 2015 Ahmadi, J. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsHeroin; Withdrawal; Clonidine; Tizanidine; NSAID
Background: Heroin dependency is a globally problem.
Objective: To explain the efficacy of low dose of clonidine, tizanidine and ibuprofen (NSAID) in the treatment of heroin dependency.
Method: To evaluate a single case
Results: Combination of clonidine 0.4 mg, tizanidine 8 mg and ibuprofen 800 mg per day is very effective in the management of heroin withdrawal symptoms and craving.
Discussion: Our findings indicate that low dose of clonidine, tizanidine and ibuprofen (NSAID) is beneficial in the treatment of heroin dependency. This is a positive result.
Conclusion: To the author’s knowledge positive effects of combination of clonidine, tizanidine and ibuprofen in these situations have not been published yet, and this finding is an important addition to the literature.