Non-Pharmacological Approach to Treat Opioid Withdrawal

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Finding an effective, non-pharmacological approach to treat opioid withdrawal could remove some of the barriers associated with pharmacotherapy. The BRIDGE® is a noninvasive, percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulator developed to target pain. Objectives: This pilot study aimed to determine (1) the effects of the BRIDGE on withdrawal scores during the induction phase of opioid withdrawal therapy, (2) the percentage of subjects who successfully […]

FDA grants marketing authorization of the first device for use in helping to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted a new indication to an electric stimulation device for use in helping to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. “Given the scope of the epidemic of opioid addiction, we need to find innovative new ways to help those currently addicted live lives of sobriety with the assistance […]

“The BRIDGE device brings innovation to the field of Addiction Medicine”

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Introduction The acute pain of withdrawals as measured by C.O.W.S. (Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale) is one of the greatest barriers to detoxification and rehabilitation in the industry. While most in-patient and out-patient facilities have protocols in place, many who suffer from this acute and painful time need access to new, safe, nonnarcotic options in pain […]