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Withdrawal Management and Abstinence Services (3.a.iv)

Project Objective

To develop withdrawal management services for substance use disorders (SUD) (ambulatory detoxification) within community-based addiction treatment programs that provide medical supervision and allow simultaneous or rapid transfer of stabilized patients into the associated SUD services, and to provide/link with care management services that will assist the stabilizing patient to address their life disruption related prior to the substance abuse.

Project Details

The majority of patients seeking inpatient detoxification services do not require the intensive monitoring and medication management available in the inpatient setting. These patients can be monitored in an outpatient program until stability is assured and then rapidly integrated into a co-located outpatient SUD program with a PCP integrated team. Additionally, patients will be provided with care management services that will assist with stabilization to organize medical, educational, legal, financial, social, family and childcare services in support of abstinence and improved function within the community. Care management can be provided as part of the SUD program or through a Health Home strongly linked to the SUD program if qualified for Health Home services. Such programs can address alcohol, sedative and opioid dependency, as well as provide access to ongoing medication management treatment.

Patient Population

Any individual in need of withdrawal management services.

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