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SAMHSA News - January/February 2007, Volume 15, Number 1

Quick Guides on Detoxification Available

Two new Quick Guides are available on Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment: Treatment Improvement Protocol 45 (TIP 45) from SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

Separate guides are available for administrators and for clinicians.

For administrators, the guide focuses on the challenges to effective detoxification, patient placement, and settings and staffing as well as information about funding streams and resources. The Quick Guide for Administrators is available in PDF format at

For clinicians, the guide highlights strategies for engagement and recovery, referrals, and services for specific substances of abuse. The Quick Guide for Clinicians is available in PDF format at

To obtain free print copies, contact SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 1 (800) 729-6686 (English and Spanish) or 1 (800) 487-4889 (TDD). For administrators, request publication number (SMA) 06-4226. For clinicians, request publication number (SMA) 06-4225.

Current TIPs and Quick Guides are available from SAMHSA’s Knowledge Application Program Web site at

What are these publications and
how can they help providers?

For more information, read the SAMHSA News highlight, "Quick Access Tools for Treatment Improvement Protocols."

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