Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment _________________________________ 1 . No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals . Matching treatment settings, interventions, and services to each patient’s problems and needs is critical. 2. Treatment needs to be readily available. Treatment applicants can be lost if not immediately available or readily accessible. 3. Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use. Treatment must address the individual’s drug use and associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems. 4. At different times during treatment, a patient may develop a need for medical services, family therapy, vocational rehabilitation, and social and legal services. 5. Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for for treatment effectiveness. The time depends on an individual’s needs. For most patients, the threshold of significant improvement is reached at about
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course MHS 6450 taught by Professor Jones,k during the Summer '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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