Essential resources for AOD workers

Posted on: Wednesday, 09 October 2013



Polysubstance use, prescription drug problems, comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions are some of the challenges clinicians face in managing withdrawal in substance using clients.

The revised Alcohol and other Drug Withdrawal: Practice Guidelines is a comprehensive all-in-one guide for anyone involved in the care of clients undertaking substance withdrawal, including nursing and medical staff, alcohol and drug clinicians and other health professionals. In addition to a detailed description of withdrawal principles  and pathways for clients in drug treatment, Alcohol and other Drug Withdrawal: Practice Guidelines describes approaches to withdrawal from alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, cannabis, psychostimulants and tobacco. Special needs client groups are covered in detail, including a chapter on management of substance addiction in those with co-occurring mental illness.

Alcohol and other Drug Withdrawal: Practice Guidelines is both client focussed and clinician friendly, with a consistent and easy to read format. Practice Guidelines will inform best practice drug withdrawal care for clinicians and provide an overview for those interested in understanding and structuring effective alcohol and drug treatment  models.