Principles and practice of detoxification

Prim Care. 1993 Mar;20(1):81-93.

Abstract

Detoxification is the medical care that safely carries the patient through withdrawal. It is normally not an end point but is a step toward rehabilitation. Protocols should be tailored to meet the needs of individual patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium / psychology
  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium / rehabilitation
  • Alcoholism / psychology
  • Alcoholism / rehabilitation*
  • Family Practice
  • Humans
  • Illicit Drugs* / adverse effects
  • Patient Care Team
  • Psychotropic Drugs* / adverse effects
  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome / psychology
  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome / rehabilitation
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / rehabilitation*

Substances

  • Illicit Drugs
  • Psychotropic Drugs