Journal of Addiction and Dependence
Positive Effect of Low Dose of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Severe Hashish Withdrawal Craving: An Original Arcade
Substance Abuse Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Jamshid Ahmadi, 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. Positive Effect of Low Dose of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Severe Hashish Withdrawal craving: An Original Arcade. (2016) J Addict Depend 2(2): 1- 3.
Â© 2016 Ahmadi, J. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsHashish withdrawal craving; Buprenorphine
Background: Hashish abuse and hashish induced disorders are common globally.
Objective: The goal is to describe the effect of low dose of buprenorphine on the treatment of severe hashish withdrawal craving.
Method: We assess the competence of buprenorphine in the reduction of hashish withdrawal craving.
Results: Administration of four mg of buprenorphine per day is very valuable in the reduction of severe hashish withdrawal craving.
Discussion: Our findings indicate that low doses of buprenorphine is beneficial in the treatment of severe hashish withdrawal craving. This is a fascinating result.
Conclusion: To our knowledge positive effect of four mg of buprenorphine per day in these situations has not been published yet, and this finding is a significant addition to the literature.