Subjective Opioid Withdrawal Scale (SOWS): Description, strengths and knowledge gaps

Jane Fischer, Ann Roche, Vinita Duraisingam

Research output: Other contribution


Systematically assessing and monitoring withdrawal symptoms is clinically important.. As part of the development of an online collection of commonly used AOD screening tools, a desktop review of the Subjective Opioid Withdrawal Scale (SOWS) was conducted to ascertain appropriate populations, diagnostics, clinical utility, resources and knowledge gaps. This overview is the result of that review.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputonline
PublisherNational Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationSouth Australia
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2021


  • withdrawal symptoms
  • drug and alcohol (AOD) treatment


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