Tips for Treatment Programs
Practical tips for excellent treatment & recovery programs
Everything from building safety to marketing to compliance to hospitality services to program development. Running a treatment or recovery program is a multi-tasking challenge for anyone. This blog features common-sense ‘protips’ based on more than 30 years of planning, starting, rescuing, and improving all kinds of addiction-related programs.
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Topics: administration, family involvement, financial strategies, recovery-friendly, stigma
I ask myself if this Board, as presently constituted, is capable of taking the organization to that level of success.
Topics: administration, financial strategies, program development
Evidence is Great, But…
Research admittedly takes a long time, including the need for replication, and patients in clinical programs aren’t necessarily willing to wait.
Topics: research, therapies and tools
The End for Patient Brokers
Topics: administration, ethics, financial strategies
Medical Cannabis in Addiction Treatment
The field is getting accustomed to patients arriving in addiction treatment complaining of problems with prescription opioids, stimulants, sedatives, etc, while actively enrolled in medical cannabis programs.
Topics: cannabis, prescription medications, research
Is Your Therapy Dull?
“It’s too much like doing your taxes,” was her verdict. That’s probably the worst thing I’ve heard anyone say about psychotherapy.
Topics: client engagement and motivation, cognitive behavioral therapy, therapies and tools
Recovery at Work
Do what you promised, regardless of employee or the job they hold. Fairness is important, and fairness is a perception.
Topics: long term treatment, maintaining sobriety
Individualizing Treatment With Alternative Therapies
Some approaches are better than others at helping an individual identify what works for them in understanding their disease and establishing a stable recovery.
Topics: therapies and tools
In Luxury’s Lap
The goal is for patients to receive quality care regardless of where they happen to land in the treatment system.
Topics: finding the right treatment, marketing
Topics: detoxification, early recovery, prescription medications