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buprenorphine vs. benzodiazepines SLS

Posted by Chairman_MAO on November 1, 2005, at 9:27:49

In reply to Re: Use of opiates in treating depression, posted by SLS on October 25, 2005, at 18:03:56

advantages over benzos:

--antidepressant instead of depressant
--better analgesia
--no cognitive impairment (users of opioids at doses equivalent to the max intrinsic activity of bupe often report cognitive enhancement)
--withdrawal syndrome is mild, even milder than full agonists, whihc is still way better--even at its worst--than benzo withdrawal can be.
--less abuse potential
--no impairment of motor coordination
--profound anti-craving activity in opioid addicts, many times in abusers of other substances and sufferers of other addictions as well

What else needs to be said?


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