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Published: January 2021
This 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.
Published: February 2011
This advisory offers guidance on treating people with traumatic brain injury (TBI), a frequent condition co-occuring with substance use disorders. It gives an overview of TBI, discusses links between TBI and substance use disorders, and includes tips to use for clients with TBI.
Published: July 2010
This advisory defines protracted withdrawal and identifies specific withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and benzodiazepines. The advisory also explains how protracted withdrawal differs from acute withdrawal, and gives tips to help clients manage it in recovery.