Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment (Updated) - Part 2

$18.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

Regardless of setting or level of care, the goals of detoxification are to provide safe and humane withdrawal from substances and to foster the patient’s entry into long-term treatment and recovery.  This CE course provides the psychological and biomedical issues that may affect detoxification and ensuing treatment and treatment regimens for specific substances.

Author:  Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.  Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.  Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 45.  HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4131.  Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 2015.


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Comer, V.G., and Annitto, W.J.  Buprenorphine: A safe method for detoxifying pregnant heroin addicts and their unborn.  American Journal on Addictions 13(3):317-318, 2004.

Dennison, S.J.  Clonidine abuse among opiate addicts.  Psychiatric Quarterly 72(2):191-195, 2001.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  List three common uses of biochemical markers.

2.  Summarize the signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

3.  Identify the medication class of choice for treating alcohol withdrawal.

4.  Demonstrate when doses of withdrawal medication should be omitted.

5.  Provide an advantage of clonidine over methadone in the treatment of opioid withdrawal.

6.  Explain why it is important for opioid detoxification to be concluded without significant patient discomfort.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Physical Detoxification Services for Withdrawal From Specific Substances

a.  Psychosocial and Biomedical Screening and Assessment

b.  Alcohol Intoxication and Withdrawal

c.  Opioids

d.  Benzodiazepines and Other Sedative-Hypnotics

e.  Stimulants

f.  Inhalants / Solvents

g.  Nicotine

h.  Marijuana and Other Drugs Containing THC

i.  Anabolic Steroids

j.  Club Drugs

k.  Management of Polydrug Abuse: An Integrated Approach

l.  Alternative Approaches

m.  Considerations for Specific Populations

2.  Co-Occurring Medical and Psychiatric Conditions

a. General Principles of Care for Patients With Co-Occurring Medical Conditions

b.  Treatment of Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions

c.  Standard of Care for Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions



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Added On: 2019-08-06

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