Psychosocial and Biomedical Issues During Detoxification (TIP 45)

Chapter 3: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP # 45)

About the Course:

Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment was created by a panel of experts with diverse experience in detoxification services—physicians, psychologists, counselors, nurses, and social workers. 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, increased knowledge of the physiology of withdrawal, pharmacological advances in the management of withdrawal, patient placement procedures , and new issues in the management of detoxification services within comprehensive systems of care. It also expands on the administrative, legal, and ethical issues commonly encountered in the delivery of detoxification services and suggests performance measures for detoxification programs.
NOTE: This course covers Chapter 3 only (pages 23 to 45).

Publication Date:

2006 Revised

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/SAMSHA

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 treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how to evaluate and address psychosocial and biomedical issues in the detoxification process.

  2. Describe strategies for engaging and retaining patients in detoxification.

  3. Identify referrals and linkages as they relate to actively preparing the client for substance abuse treatment and maintenance activities.

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