The Five Percent Meme
People attend AA for a variety of reasons, in different stages of readiness, and with diverse objectives in mind.
Topics: 12Step, Alcoholics Anonymous, outcomes, recovery support groups, relapse, research
The Compliance Problem
It presupposes a patient who agrees with the recommendations, which, particularly with addictions, may not be the case.
Topics: client engagement and motivation, compliance and noncompliance, outcomes
The Natural History of Recovery: One Youth’s Experience
This is really about a continuous process of change. The unifying force is the addict’s subjective experience.
Topics: adolescent addiction, family, outcomes, prognosis, relapse
The Practitioner vs. the Technique
I take great care in finding the right practitioner. He or she will likely be more important than the technique itself.
Topics: clinical management, clinician skills, outcomes, program development
Even in remission, the client is still an addict. The challenge is to sustain the remission, going forward.
Topics: client census, client engagement and motivation, clinical management, outcomes
No matter what model you choose, you’re going to want to track outcomes to see how it’s working with your client census.
Topics: outcomes, program development, treatment models
Acing the Continued Stay Review
Your goal is always to use the extra time to measurably increase the chances of a good outcome for that patient.
Topics: client census, clinical management, outcomes, utilization review
Surviving Program Surveys
The most common error is to assume your program is running pretty well and will therefore get a good result on the survey.
Topics: administration, outcomes
Lowering Your Residential ASA Rate: A Practical Guide
A patient who leaves ASA can’t be considered a treatment success, and a high ASA rate is sure to damage a program’s reputation. Analysis and preventive action can lower your rate of ASA discharges. Here are a few simple suggestions.
Topics: administration, ASA Rate, client census, clinical management, inpatient treatment, outcomes
Treatment Outcomes: Does it Work?
Our longstanding practice of branding anyone who drank again a ‘failure’ kept us from recognizing very real success right under our noses.
Topics: abstinence, mortality, outcomes, prognosis, relapse, research