Topic: outpatient treatment
Like a stroke patient who suddenly finds himself needing to relearn basic skills that were once automatic, it may require a level of personal commitment unseen for many years.
Topics: assessment, client engagement and motivation, counseling skills, outpatient treatment, relapse
The experience of addicts and alcoholics, particularly at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, makes it clear that we could use more inpatient resources, not fewer.
Topics: ASAM, assessment, compliance and noncompliance, outpatient treatment, types of treatment
Early Recovery: Twelve Pitfalls
If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to make an appointment right away, talk to your group leader before/after a group session, or bring them up in your support or step group.
Topics: barriers to recovery, defense mechanisms, emotional issues, enabling and provoking, maintaining sobriety, outpatient treatment, Recovery Tools, relapse, signs and symptoms, tools for recovery, treatment
Different Levels of Treatment: Who Gets What
For the most part, if you are hoping that insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, or another third-party payor will help with–or pick up entirely–the costs of treatment, you’ll be running into ASAM criteria that control who gets what kind of treatment.
Topics: ASAM, assessment, diagnosis, inpatient treatment, long term treatment, outpatient treatment, types of treatment
Waiting (and Waiting…) for Inpatient Beds
If your inpatient provider determines eligibility using ASAM patient placement criteria, don’t forget to describe the patient’s need in those terms. Makes your case a little stronger by making their job a little easier.
Topics: clinical management, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, referral
Reducing Outpatient No-Shows
Topics: client census, clinical management, outpatient treatment