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New Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails

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For individuals with substance use disorders, withdrawal from substances can be life-threatening. Jurisdictions have a pressing responsibility to save lives by implementing policies and protocol that align with legal, regulatory, and clinical standards related to appropriate withdrawal management.

Recently released Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails sets forth best clinical practices and actionable guidance for jails. This presentation will introduce this new resource, discuss readiness for implementation, and key components of implementation in local communities and jails.

Learning Objectives: After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of key components of the substance withdrawal guidelines.
  • Describe the decision process related to the care of an individual at risk of withdrawal in jail.
  • Discuss implementation strategies and resources to support jails and communities.

Date Created: January 2, 2024