PA-OTP 12: Detoxification Treatment
treatment is provided based on the needs of the individual.
In these standards, the term “detoxification” refers to detoxification from opioid drugs and not medical or administrative withdrawal from opioid treatment medication
, which is addressed in PA-OTP 15.
NA The agency does not provide detoxification treatment.
determine if short- or long-term detoxification treatment is appropriate for the individual using diagnostic criteria
according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders.
The agency conducts an initial drug test for individuals in short- and long-term detoxification treatment and monthly random tests for individuals receiving long-term detoxification treatment.
The agency limits individuals to two detoxification treatment episodes per year.
Individuals who have had two or more unsuccessful detoxification episodes are assessed by a physician to determine the need for other forms of treatment.