Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: In his editorial regarding methods of detoxification and treating patients with opioid dependence, Dr O’Connor1 considers the results of the study by Dr Collins and colleagues2 in the same issue of JAMA, as well as an earlier Dutch study.3 He concludes that “anesthesia-assisted opioid detoxification should not have a significant role in the treatment of opioid dependence.”
de Jong CJ. Detoxification and Treating Opioid Dependence. JAMA. 2006;295(8):886–888. doi:10.1001/jama.295.8.887-a