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Methadone-Aided Opium Detoxification in a 2.5 Year-Old Girl

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Reza Bidaki 1 , * , Mahsa Sedaghati 2 , Mitra Hakim Shoshtari 3 , Hamidreza Ahmadkhniha 3

1 Assistant professor of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Moradi Hospital, Rafsanjan, Iran

2 School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Psychiatry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Bidaki R, Sedaghati M, Hakim Shoshtari M, Ahmadkhniha H. Methadone-Aided Opium Detoxification in a 2.5 Year-Old Girl, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2011 ; 5(1):77-9.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 5 (1); 77-9
Published Online: June 30, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: August 06, 2010
Accepted: January 17, 2011

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Abstract

Detoxification of children who are born from substance dependent mothers or those who are substance dependent themselves as a result of being abused by their families is a major concern. This report describes withdrawal symptoms and the way of abstinence in a 2.5 year-old girl who was dependent to opium. After that she was given opium for nearly two years suppress withdrawal symptoms, methadone-aided opium detoxification started for her and after 65 days she left the hospital with no symptoms of withdrawal syndrome.

Declaration of interest: None.

Citation: Bidaki R, Sedaghati M, Hakim Shoshtari M, Ahmadkhniha H. Methadone-Aided Opium Detoxification in a 2.5 Year-Old Girl. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2011; 5(1): 77-9.

Keywords

Opiate dependence Opiate withdrawal Methadone therapy Children

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