The goal is for patients to receive quality care regardless of where they happen to land in the treatment system.
A reasonably good rule of thumb for differentiating results of substance addiction from other illnesses: When the substance use stops for an extended period, the symptoms improve dramatically or go away entirely.
Patients with severe substance disorders may experience depression as a result of the cumulative effects of their substance use.
If addiction really is a brain disorder based in complex adaptations to a substance, then who’s to say those adaptations won’t occur with a different drug?
…struggles can actually serve as a disincentive to someone who knows you and is now beginning to peer uncertainly up their own long and bumpy road of life change.
I know how often the quest for business success has in the past overtaken and even overwhelmed the quest to deliver good services.
It’s the basic unit of most drug-free approaches. What would happen if it could be incorporated into the OTP curriculum?
Of course with additional treatment responsibilities, a counselor couldn’t be expected to manage a caseload of up to 75.