The Withdrawal Management program is a social-model Withdrawal Management program for people who are withdrawing from alcohol and/or drugs within a non-medical, residential facility. Our goal is to help clients in an environment where they feel comfortable and accepted so they can begin their recovery in a safe and peaceful setting. Each client is treated on an individualized basis and every effort is made by our trained professionals to help them achieve their goals. Our Withdrawal Management Team observes and monitors clients, role models and demonstrates healthy lifestyle behaviors, completes documentation (including documenting rounds and observations every 30 minutes), and assist in connecting our clients to ongoing service and supports. Our staff also monitor client medication adherence and support brief service plans and discharge plans.
The Withdrawal Management Nurse Manager (WMN) oversees the operations and clinical monitoring for Withdrawal Management clients. The WMN ensures that clients receive required monitoring, including but not limited to vital signs, regular monitoring and checks, and referral for enhanced care as needed. In collaboration with the Addiction Medicine team the WMN supports the provision of medication education, support, and adherence, the treatment with Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) for clients with Opiate Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders, and coordinates care for the client with the residential behavioral health team, the addiction medicine team, primary care, and other internal and external healthcare resources for the client. Oversees Drug Medi-Cal documentation compliance of Withdrawal Management program, including documenting medical necessity of WM clients. Oversees medication storage, disposal, and control in the Withdrawal Management setting as well as providing client health education as appropriate. Supervises withdrawal management team of other nurses and SUD staff.