This is life threatening and he should be admitted to the intensive care unit for close monitoring.
This is life threatening and he should be started on a morphine drip immediately.
This is not life threatening and he should be started on a morphine drip immediately.
This is not life threatening and treatment is supportive care including clonidine.
This is not life threatening and he should be discharged for outpatient behavioral health evaluation.
References: Nicholls L, Bragaw L, Ruetsch C. Opioid dependence treatment and guidelines. Manag Care Pharm. 2010 Feb;16(1 Suppl B):S14-21.
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