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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2006) Detoxification and substance abuse treatment. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 45

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This revised TIP provides the clinical evidence-based guidelines, tools, and resources necessary to help substance abuse counselors and clinicians treat clients who are dependent on substances of abuse.

• Executive Summary
• 1 Overview, Essential Concepts, and Definitions in Detoxification
• 2 Settings, Levels of Care, and Patient Placement
• 3 An Overview of Psychosocial and Biomedical Issues During Detoxification
• 4 Physical Detoxification Services for Withdrawal From Specific Substances
• 5 Co-Occurring Medical and Psychiatric Conditions
• 6 Financing and Organizational Issues
• Appendix A: Bibliography
• Appendix B: Common Drug Intoxication Signs and Withdrawal Symptoms
• Appendix C: Screening and Assessment Instruments
• Appendix D: Resource Panel
• Appendix E: Field Reviewers

Item Type
Evidence resource
Publication Type
Drug Type
Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type
AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Corporate Creators
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Place of Publication
Rockville, MD
The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series are US best-practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse. CSAT's Division of Services Improvement draws on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts to produce the TIP Series, which are distributed to a growing number of facilities and individuals across the country. These can be accessed through the publisher link.
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