Going cold turkey vs managed withdrawal

WEBINAR: Tuesday 10 May 2022, 7.30pm

Dr Vicki Macfarlane will provide a brief overview of some guiding principles of withdrawal management and then a summary of key points when managing withdrawal from various substances in the community. Topics include:

  • General principles of substance withdrawal
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Methamphetamine withdrawal
  • Cannabis withdrawal
  • Benzodiazepine withdrawal
  • Opioid withdrawal


Dr Vicki Macfarlane


I worked in general practice for 19 years in a number of diverse practices in both Auckland and Wellington. In 2010 I started working at CADS Auckland and in 2015 I completed my specialist training in addiction medicine with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. I have been working as the lead clinician of the detoxification service in Auckland since 2011.



This webinar is supported by an educational grant from:

This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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