Tips for Treatment Programs
Everything from building safety to marketing to compliance to hospitality services to program development. Running a treatment or recovery program is a multi-tasking challenge for anyone. This blog features common-sense ‘protips’ based on more than 30 years of planning, starting, rescuing, and improving all kinds of addiction-related programs.
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“It’s too much like doing your taxes,” was her verdict. That’s probably the worst thing I’ve heard anyone say about psychotherapy.
Do what you promised, regardless of employee or the job they hold. Fairness is important, and fairness is a perception.
Some approaches are better than others at helping an individual identify what works for them in understanding their disease and establishing a stable recovery.
The goal is for patients to receive quality care regardless of where they happen to land in the treatment system.
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.
…we should be looking at modifying our historical approach to the addicted cannabis client, away from emphasis on legal consequences and mandated compliance, and towards a more patient-centered model.
We have to ensure the safety and security of those who reside there. It’s not the sort of business that naturally self-regulates. That’s what government is for.
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.