Minimal Opioid Anesthetic In Patient With History Of Substance Abuse: A Case Study

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Varney, Sarah E.
Anesthesiology; Chemicals and Drugs; Nursing
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More than half of the population in the United States of America drinks alcohol regularly. Thousands of deaths annually are linked to drug overdoses, and that number continues to rise. Anesthesia professionals can expect to see patients in various levels of substance abuse and recovery during their practice. This case study is presented to discuss a minimal narcotic technique given in a patient with a history of prescription drug abuse, who had been substance free since successfully been through a recovery program years prior.