Loss of tolerance and overdose mortality with detoxification: Abstinence is a valid choice

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7411.393-c (Published 14 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:393
  1. Gordon Ridding Morse (gordonmorse@yahoo.com), RCGP regional lead clinician
  1. Bechers Brook Surgery, Salisbury SP3 5JL

    EDITOR—Strang et al's study is noteworthy for putting some statistical evidence to what has long been a widely held belief in the medical profession—namely, that opiate “detoxification” and the subsequent period of loss of tolerance to opiate dosing leaves people …

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