Topic: program development
I know how often the quest for business success has in the past overtaken and even overwhelmed the quest to deliver good services.
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.
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.
Don’t forget that relatively few Americans vote in local elections. That may be a disgrace, but it also means that advocacy by a committed few can have the greatest impact.
A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.
As a rule, the more services that are provided through the program itself, rather than by referral out, the better the quality of case management, and the higher the rate of retention in treatment.
Clients who struggle to stay drug-free can resent the presence in group of others who openly use substances.