Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails

A Tool for Local Government Officials, Jail Administrators, Correctional Officers, and Health Care Professionals is designed to support jails (including detention, holding, and lockup facilities) and communities in providing effective health care for adults (18 years of age and older) who are sentenced or awaiting sentencing to jail, awaiting court action on a current charge, or being held in custody for other reasons (e.g., violation of terms of probation or parole) and are at risk for or experiencing substance withdrawal.