This introduction highlights the purpose and value of Ancillary Withdrawal services to the patient, the provider, and the healthcare system. This video is intended for any healthcare provider considering implementing Ancillary Withdrawal in an outpatient setting. Ancillary Withdrawal provides medical treatment for patients experiencing mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. The provision of symptom relief through the use of medication makes patients available for engagement in treatment from the very start of contact with the provider. Avoiding unnecessary inpatient stays and the ability to engage and retain patients in treatment are clear benefits of this much needed service. You will learn about rethinking detox as stabilization, the use of medications to target multiple symptoms, the concept of protracted withdrawal, and the need for a physician led, multi-disciplinary team approach. This is the first in a series of four videos addressing the use and implementation of Ancillary Withdrawal in an outpatient setting.