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Drug Tapering, Modification, or Discontinuation: Establishing the Lowest Effective Dose


Total Credits: 1.0 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit

Average Rating:
   4.4
Category:
1-A AOA CME |  Addiction Medicine |  AOMA |  Family Medicine |  General Practice
Faculty:
Steven Boles
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Description

After a period of long-term use or misuse, determining the best way to taper a patient off of addictive drugs can be a challenge. Dr. Steve Boles’ lecture discusses some options.

 

Learning objectives

•       Evaluate and and employ methods to taper opioids

•       Evaluate and employ methods to taper benzodiazepine

•       Evaluate and employ methods to taper meprobamate

 

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Faculty

Steven Boles Related seminars and products: 1


Steven Boles, DO, FASM received his DO degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa and completed his internship and residency in internal medical at Phoenix General Hospital. Board certified in family practice, Dr. Boles is certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, of which he is a Fellow and past president. He currently practices at HonorHealth in Peoria, Arizona. Dr. Boles was recognized by Phoenix Magazine as a 2017 Top Doc.

 

Dr. Boles has no disclosures.


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