Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS): Description, strengths and knowledge gaps.

Jane Fischer, Ann Roche, Vinita Duraisingam

    Research output: Other contribution


    Standardised tools are important for safely monitoring psychoactive drug use withdrawal. As part of the development of an online collection of commonly used AOD withdrawal tools, a desktop review of the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) was conducted to ascertain appropriate populations, diagnostics, utility, resources and knowledge gaps. This overview is the result of that review.
    Original languageEnglish
    TypeDesktop Review: Withdrawal Instrument - AWQ
    Media of outputPDF
    PublisherNational Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.
    Number of pages4
    Place of PublicationSouth Australia
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2021

    Publication series

    NameAOD Screening & Withdrawal Tools Collection


    • withdrawal symptoms
    • drug and alcohol use
    • review
    • COWS
    • Opiate dependence


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