Please read Dr. Miles’ article in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment titled, “Association of facility characteristics and substance use disorder outcomes at discharge from residential treatment.“
Individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) often have comorbid psychosocial service needs that make it difficult to maintain recovery long term. Unemployment, lack of social connections that are supportive of recovery, and unstable housing all contribute to low treatment engagement and poor treatment outcomes. Recognizing the importance of addressing these challenges, and in light of evidence that substance use is a chronic disease, recovery rather than abstinence is increasingly viewed as the primary measure of success. Recovery, as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential”. Ideally, both clients’ clinical and non-clinical service needs would be addressed during treatment. To read the full article.
Association of facility characteristics and substance use disorder outcomes at discharge from residential treatment. Miles J, Mericle A, Ritter G, Reif S. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 May;136:108664. PMID: 34840041 PMCID: PMC8940653 DOI: 1016/j.jsat.2021.108664 Epub 2021 Nov 15