Date & Time
Monday, October 2, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
413 New Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails*

Substance use is a major health issue among individuals in custody, and jails and jurisdictions must be prepared to appropriately manage withdrawal, which can be life-threatening. The new BJA Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails sets forth best clinical practices for withdrawal management. Subject matter experts will provide information and tools to help participants operationalize the guidelines in any size jail, with special attention to administrative issues facing small jails.

Educational Objectives
  • Examine readiness for implementing comprehensive substance withdrawal management
  • Describe the decision process related to the care of an individual at risk of withdrawal in jail
  • Discuss implementation strategies to address differences in resources among jails

Level: Intermediate