Resources for Clinicians FAQs
I suspect that the methodology for measuring success was far too narrow. Focused entirely on crime, they missed a host of other gains from participation in treatment.
They soon realize they need to learn how to stay sober, while also repairing relationships, restoring health, and picking up the pieces of a career.
As the old chief says in the movie Little Big Man: “Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t.”
We don’t have the option of simply forgoing the use of opioids in medicine because, frankly, we don’t have a viable alternative.
An important step that programs often skip: the collection of baseline data. Improvements are often incremental, and if you don’t know exactly where you started, it’s easy to miss them.