Protracted Withdrawal

From Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory, News for the Treatment Field

About the Course:

Protracted Withdrawal: From Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory, News for the Treatment Field differentiates acute withdrawal from protracted withdrawal, provides an overview of protracted withdrawal signs and symptoms, and offers suggestions on how to help clients manage protracted withdrawal in recovery.



Publication Date:

July 2010


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about protracted withdrawal from drugs and alcohol. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define acute and protracted withdrawal and explain how protracted withdrawal symptoms develop.

  2. Identify some of the drug-specific protracted withdrawal signs and symptoms.

  3. Describe some of the things providers can do to help clients through the process of protracted withdrawal.

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