Resources for Recovery Programs & Systems 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.
A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.
When the push to use more opioids for pain began, we kept hearing that there were 100 million chronic pain patients in the United States, most of whom were untreated (or undertreated).
We should anticipate that many patients with opioid disorders will also be in treatment for some chronic medical disorder.
It’s also possible for one study to validate a viewpoint and another study to validate a contradictory view.