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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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.
In his review of long-term outcome studies involving both alcohol and heroin users, Vaillant noted the inspirational aspects of such participation.
“You don’t see much motivation or insight. But I guess that’s why they have to be compelled in the first place, right?”