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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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.
Picture a boat with two holes in its bottom. Fix one and not the other and the second leaks a little worse than before.