Ambulatory Alcohol Withdrawal Management

October 11, 2022 | Nick Piotrowski, MD, FASAM, Medical Director, Addiction Psychiatry, MBH

Many patients can receive treatment for alcohol withdrawal safely in the community with the support of a primary care provider. This program will provide an overview of key elements and safety considerations of ambulatory alcohol withdrawal management programs.

Objectives:

Describe the role of ambulatory alcohol withdrawal management in the ASAM continuum of care.
Name 4 essential components of an ambulatory alcohol withdrawal management program.
Outline advantages and disadvantages of using benzodiazepines for ambulatory alcohol withdrawal management.

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