For the most part, if you are hoping that insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, or another third-party payor will help with–or pick up entirely–the costs of treatment, you’ll be running into ASAM criteria that control who gets what kind of treatment.
Topics: ASAM, assessment, diagnosis, inpatient treatment, long term treatment, outpatient treatment, treatment, treatment skills, types of treatment
Seeking evidence, and applying practices based on evidence to your clinical interventions, can help making decisions that increase the chances of a desired outcome
Topics: counseling skills, therapeutic modalities, therapies and tools, treatment skills
If your inpatient provider determines eligibility using ASAM patient placement criteria, don’t forget to describe the patient’s need in those terms. Makes your case a little stronger by making their job a little easier.
Topics: clinical management, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, treatment, treatment skills
Rapid severe weight loss combined with heavy drinking is a formula for lasting difficulties.
Topics: addiction and the brain, assessment, consequences, counseling skills, treatment skills
Picture a boat with two holes in its bottom. Fix one and not the other and the second leaks a little worse than before.
Topics: administration, clinical management, systems, treatment skills