Rethinking Withdrawal Management

George Kolodner is the Founder of Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers. In 1973 he established the first intensive outpatient addiction treatment program, and he’s found that patients who receive withdrawal management in an outpatient setting are much more likely to continue with follow-up treatment. He discusses how he developed an alternative to inpatient rehab programs and the importance of continuity of care.

You can hear more from Dr. Kolodner in a webinar in the APA Learning Center, “Rethinking Withdrawal Management”. Information about the Providers’ Clinical Support System can be found at

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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