Categories
Opioid Misuse, Opioid Use, Treatment, Video
Topics
Opioid Misuse, Opioid Use, Treat, treatment
Audience
All, Practitioners
Resource Type
Videos
Seeking Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder – Video

Mr. Johnston is a 30 yr old male requesting detox for heroin use. Friends of his used the drug and he decided to try it. Initially he did not like it, but he returned to it for reasons he cannot understand and became addicted. He supports his habit with stealing, when he cannot find or keep a job. He has been in detoxification twice and had repeated difficulties remaining free from heroin use. He finds that at times of stress it is very difficult to refrain from using heroin, and he relapses.

Development of the video provided above was funded by a partnership between Yale University and Aetna, however, all content and clinical recommendations were developed by clinicians with expertise in emergency department settings. This information has been provided as a courtesy on the NIDAMED Web portal, and does not constitute official clinical guidelines or standards.


He has been in detoxification twice and had repeated difficulties remaining free from heroin use. He finds that at times of stress it is very difficult to refrain from using heroin, and he relapses.