• LEARNER OBJECTIVES

    1. Understand the history of detoxification services
    2. Identify the guiding principles of  detoxification and substance abuse treatment
    3. Identify challenges to providing effective detoxification
    4. Identify the role of various settings in the delivery of detoxification services
    5. The value weight and address psychosocial and biomedical issues during detoxification
    6. Implement strategies for engaging in retaining patients in detoxification
    7. Identify special considerations for patients needing detoxification including cultural diversity, single parents with small children, and financial barriers
    8. Identify clinician characteristics most important to the therapeutic alliance
    9. Understand the proper use of each psychosocial and biomedical screening and assessment instrument
    10. Identify the clinical symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal from the most common substances
    11. Identify medical complications of overdose or withdrawal from the most common substances
    12. Define social detoxification
    13. Identify the basic steps for management of delirium and seizures during alcohol withdrawal
    14. Identify the different methods used for detoxification from each of the different most commonly used substances
    15. Identify special populations, such as pregnant women, and special issues they may face during detoxification
    16. Identify the general principles of care for patients with cooccurring medical conditions
    17. Identify the general principles of care for patients with cooccurring psychiatric conditions

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