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Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale

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The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) is a clinician-administered, pen and paper instrument that rates eleven common opiate withdrawal signs or symptoms. The summed score of the eleven items can be used to assess a patient's level of withdrawal and make inferences about their level of physical dependence on opioids.


Category: Substance Use
Sub Category: Drugs

Protocols using the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale form