South African Guidelines for the management of Opioid use disorders (Part 3)

  • Lize Weich University of Stellenbosch
Keywords: opioid use disorders, management


Opioid use disorders have disappointing outcomes when treated via conventional methods, including detoxification and rehabilitation. This guideline is an update that is based on current available evidence and consensus of a panel of medical experts in the field of addiction medicine. It aims to provide an overview of the medical treatment of opioid use disorders.

Author Biography

Lize Weich, University of Stellenbosch
MBChB (Stellenbosch), MRCPsych (UK), FCPsych (SA) Senior Psychiatrist Addiction Services Stikland Hospital Western Cape; and Senior Lecturer Department of Psychiatry University of Stellenbosch