101023: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment

TIP 45

About the Course:

This TIP was created by a panel of experts with diverse experience in detoxification services. This revision provides up-to-date information about changes in the role of detoxification in the continuum of services for patients with substance abuse disorders. NOTE: This course is based on chapters 1 and 2 of the document.

Publication Date:

2006 revised


Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about detoxification and substance abuse. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. List the three sequential and essential components of the detoxification process.

  2. Identify the challenges of effective placement matching for client treatment.

  3. Explain the issues to consider in determining whether inpatient or outpatient detoxification is the most appropriate treatment setting for a client.

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