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G. g. mothers with young children, and inclusion of the social situation of the patient in the treatment, which is of special importance regarding relapse prevention. There might be the disadvantage that detoxification outside an inpatient ward is expecting too much of opiate addicts. However, there already exist some encouraging experiences regarding opiate detoxification in a day treatment clinic . In April 2000, a day treatment clinic for opiate detoxification opened at the Psychiatric Department of the University Hospital in Essen.
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G. most patients interested in this method were polydrug users and/or not motivated for further treatment after detoxification. At the present time, rapid detoxification under anesthesia cannot be finally assessed [8, 11]. In one of our own multicenter evaluations  there were no life-threatening complications. This might be due to the high safety standards, including rigorous indications, a thorough pretreatment evaluation and extensive monitoring during anesthesia. However, there are still doubts regarding the efficacy of this procedure.
Basic and Clinical Science of Opioid Addiction by Marcus F. Kuntze, Franz Muller-Spahn, Dieter Ladewig, Alex H. Bullinger