Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Effective Interventions to Manage Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal in Seniors (Rapid Review)

This publication has been archived on the CCSA website and was current when it was published. It is available for reference or research purposes.

Examines the value of interventions used to manage withdrawal symptoms during benzodiazepine discontinuation in seniors. This rapid review indicates that educational interventions and gradual supervised discontinuation, combined with psychological interventions, are effective in managing withdrawal symptoms. It suggests that effective interventions are those that are tailored to the specific needs of seniors.

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