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Detoxification and Withdrawal Management

The following guidance document provides consolidated information based on the best available evidence to offer national recommendations for withdrawal management. This set of six withdrawal management recommendations is intended be interpreted as a group, and not in silo. The intent of this document is to provide advice for clients who decline maintenance OAT, and have a desire to discontinue opioid drugs completely via withdrawal management. Therefore, we refer providers to the CRISM National Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder for clients who wish to pursue maintenance therapy. 

View the guidance document here:

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The following infographic is based on the guidance document and provides an overview of its contents:

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