Adult NP/Medication Assisted Treatment Provider Mat Su Health Services, Inc Wasilla, Alaska
Session Description: The presentation will incorporate and highlight an enhanced knowledge base regarding inpatient vs outpatient detoxificThe presentation will incorporate and highlight an enhanced knowledge base regarding inpatient vs outpatient detoxification process for SUD/MAT co-occurring team members. This knowledge can help clinicians and providers better understand their clients anticipated withdrawal symptoms as well as review potential treatment options. Treating withdrawal symptoms either anticipatorily or at onset of symptoms has been shown to be an effective tool to increase the individuals quality of life and decrease the risk of ongoing substance use. Comparative outcomes between outpatient (community) and inpatient care demonstrated a better detoxification completion rate with outpatient care than inpatient (Hall, Coppin, et al). This study evaluated a combined approach that demonstrated a high success rate at a lower cost, compared to a traditional inpatient detoxification treatment. This innovative method of detoxing people off of illicit substances including alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opiates in an outpatient setting has proven to be an effective, safe, and low-cost treatment for patients with mild to moderate symptoms (per the SOWS/COWS scale). We will discuss individual substances anticipated withdrawal symptoms and the management techniques (including medication and other modalities) to help combat the patients individual symptoms. We will also briefly discuss post acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) and treatment options for these symptoms as well.
After this activity participants should be able to
1. Upon completion, participants will be able to identify the ASAM criteria levels of detoxification and identify the different levels of services necessary to provide withdrawal treatment between these levels.
2. Upon completion, the participant will highlight richer knowledge regarding the difference between the importance of inpatient vs outpatient detoxification including the risks and benefits of each.
3. Upon completion, the participant will identify the distinction between the client's SUD disorder and behavioral health for risk reduction and harmful relapse prevention during the detoxification period of time.