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SAMHSA bulletin addresses protracted withdrawal

October 6, 2010
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Washington, DC — SAMHSA’s “Protracted Withdrawal,” Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory, Volume 9, Issue 1, will help substance abuse treatment professionals manage their clients’ protracted withdrawal in recovery. This Advisory differentiates acute withdrawal from protracted withdrawal and provides an overview of protracted withdrawal signs and symptoms. It also provides guidance on differentiating between protracted withdrawal (which resolves over time) and a co-occurring mental disorder.

The Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory is a bulletin that provides substance abuse treatment providers and others with information on emerging issues and hot topics that have immediate consequences for those in the substance abuse treatment field.

The Advisory is available for download at