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2020 Talk. They Hear You. Partner Toolkit Flash Drive
Talk. They Hear You. Community Engagement Resources: Event Planning Toolkit
Advisory: Prescribing Pharmacotherapies for Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder
Published: January 2021This Advisory, based on TIP 49, Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice, focuses on medication and related treatment decisions made after screening and assessment for AUD, and medically supervised withdrawal, if necessary. Alcohol consumption should not stop abruptly in those patients who have consumed alcohol regularly over a prolonged period of time. This Advisory is meant as an overview of AUD medications to facilitate abstinence.