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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The medical professions have been dealing with alcoholism and alcoholics for thousands of years, and this experience has led to some pretty hard and fast views on the subject.
If the clinicians view the PO as an outsider with the potential to interfere with treatment, there will be inevitable conflict.
Some clients need more frequent reinforcement than others – those with poor impulse control, for instance, or who struggle with cravings, or are less motivated for other reasons.
What am I supposed to do with all this information? It doesn’t bring in more patients or help me get additional staff to treat the patients I already have.
The key question involves which part of the COD population you’re going to serve. It’s not really a homogeneous group.
In most cases, our only pre-admission contact with prospective patients and families is by telephone.
A patient said he’d visited a local family clinic three times in the past year for drinking-related problems and the physician never once mentioned that he needed treatment.