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February 1931

The Morphine Habit and Its Painless Treatment.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(2):452. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230020240024

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This small book of less than 100 pages discusses the treatment for the morphine habit. The author believes that the failure in the cure of this condition consists in the fact that not sufficient attention has been paid to the psychic rehabilitation of the addict, and that in most treatments which are being used today the withdrawal of the drug is too rapid, causing an emotional shock in the patient from which he does not recover, or at least it creates in him a lack of desire for future withdrawal treatments. The author advocates a more gradual withdrawal, for in this way he has obtained good results. There is nothing particularly new in the experience of the author, and the book does not furnish anything new.

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