Jail Opiate Withdrawal

  1. 0
    Hi all,

    I am interested to hear from you that work in County Jails...do you have an Opiate Withdrawal Policy and if yes but is it?

    thank you

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

  2. 12 Comments...

  3. 0
    Our Opiate protocol is Clonidine 0.1 mg PO QID for 2 days, then TID for 2 days, then qHS for 2 days. It also includes Vistaril 50 mg PO or IM PRN for 4 days.
  4. 0
    Where i work, we use librium protocol.
  5. 0
    pepto and phenergan supp bid x 2 days
    definitely not as critical as the etoh w/d, then we use librium
  6. 0
    We use Libirum for ETOH and Benzo withdrawal. Honestly, I have rarely been able to give the clonidine during Opiate WD, but I have given the Vistaril plenty.
  7. 0
    we have it for BID x 5days and provides meds with the symptoms like APAP for body aches, loperamide for diarrhea, etc..
  8. 0
    Quote from geode19947
    Where i work, we use librium protocol.
    in our jail we only use librium for alcohol and benzodiazepines WDs.
  9. 0
    Thanks all. I am developing a policy for opiate withdrawal. We send those with ETOH withdrawal out to Detox at the local hospital.
  10. 0
    Geode, Librium for Opiate W/D? Why would they need a Benzo? Unless they are withdrawing from ETOH or Benzos.
    We give Tylenol, a muscle relaxer, Immodium and Tigan if necessary. We don't give Clonidine, although I have heard it helps.
  11. 0
    Librium is indicated for the treatment of insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks. It has also been used as a treatment for acute alcohol or opiate withdrawal. Some early opiate withdrawal symptoms include: Agitation, Anxiety, and Insomnia, (not to mentionMuscle aches, Increased tearing, Runny nose, Sweating, Yawning). Therefore, our MDs and NPs use Librium...hope that helps.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top