Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management

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Posted Jun 8, 2020

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has released the ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management. It provides the latest information on the identification and management of alcohol withdrawal in patients with varying degrees of syndrome severity. It is especially critical in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, which threatens to exacerbate alcohol use disorders and curtail patient access to evidence-based treatment.

ASAM is requesting assistance in ensuring the widespread dissemination of this guideline to clinicians, health system administrators, and public policy makers. Broad adoption of Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management is important for advancing evidence-based standards for care for the identification and management of alcohol withdrawal, which is critical for improving long term outcomes.

Linked are several recommended social media posts, blog post suggestions, and images to use in your social channel and electronic communications over the next couple of weeks to encourage dissemination.

Along with the guideline, a pocket guide version has been released, an Executive Summary will be published in the July/August 2020 issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, and a series of CME webinars will follow.